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Re: The Ten Cases

From: "Steven Kaeser" <steve@konsulting.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 08:33:41 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 19:59:45 -0400
Subject: Re: The Ten Cases


>Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 09:43:15 +0200
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: JJ Mercieca <mufor@maltanet.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: The Ten Cases

<snip>

>Wouldn't escape velocity depend on the type of technology being used?

>That is, our rocket technology has to accelerate to Mach 25 to
>leave the Earth.  However, if antigravity is what propels UFOs
>all they'd have to do is counter the Earth's gravity and
>literally "float" away from it.
>Is this correct or am I missing something here?

>Regards,

>JJ Mercieca
>Malta UFO Research

IMHO, the use of the phrase "escape velocity" helps to define the
limits of our current technology.

To successfully move away from a large body of matter one would
have to attain a certain speed to "escape" the attraction caused
by the force of gravity.  That "velocity" would be defined by the
size of the mass involved.
In theory, if one could counter the effect of that "mass" (i.e.
the force of gravity), then the "escape velocity" becomes much
lower.

I would note that the term "antigravity" is really not well
defined here.
Are we talking about a negative gravity field that pushes you
away from mass, or a gravity shield that merely reduces (or
eliminates) the impact of the basic "force" involved.  On the
other hand, perhaps we're talking about the ability to point a
gravity beam out into space and counter the pull of the mass
we're closest to, causing the craft to move.

When using the visual sightings of "unknowns" and their apparent
ability to make sharp turns at high speeds as an argument for
some sort of gravity control, aren't we really talking about the
ability to control the effect of mass and inertia?

Steve



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