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Could the Moon Actually Crash Toward Earth? – WIRED

The trailer for the film Moonfall shows our satellite getting too close for comfort. Here are the physics of what it would take…

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Since velocity is a vector, the value of momentum depends on the direction the object is moving. If a force pulls on an object in a direction perpendicular to its momentum, that object will move in a circle with the force pointing toward the center. So,…

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