A3_6 Pandora’s Floating Mountains: Rotational Momentum

Lee Garland, Gregor McQuade, Michael Walker, Thomas Bradley


This report follows a previous article [1], which looked into the physics of how to cause a mountain to float as depicted in the James Cameron movie “Avatar”. This article seeks to prove this is possible through the centrifugal force generated by the rotation of a planet. It was discovered that the necessary period of rotation, if that planet were Earth, was 13.4 minutes.

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