How long to fall through earth? Quicker than thought

March 30, 2015 2:58 PM

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How long to fall through earth? Quicker than thought

It's a common hypothetical in physics classrooms: How long would it take to fall through a tunnel from one side of the Earth to the other? The new answer: 38 minutes and 11 seconds, reports Science.

The result is courtesy of McGill University graduate student Alexander Klotz, whose calculations take four minutes off the previously accepted answer and appear in the American Journal of Physics.

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