Interesting Question of the Day – 28 November 2018

To continue our week of interesting science questions, if the earth was an apple, how far from the surface would the International Space Station orbit?  2.7mm, 2.7cm, 2.7 inches, 2.7 feet, or 2.7 metres?

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6 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 28 November 2018
  1. Andrew B says:

    2.7 mm. The moon would even be inside the 2.7 meter distance, unless you had a small apple.

    • iqtrivia says:

      Yeah, the ISS really isn’t that far away. If it went over your head, you’d be much closer to the astronauts on it than you would be to most people on the earth.

      • Andrew B says:

        And it may seem strange that it’s not that high, but the reason for it is radiation – any higher and they would be killed by the Van Allen belts in days, if not hours.

        • iqtrivia says:

          In terms of lifestyle, it REALLY sucks once you get off the earth. As far as you would care to go in any direction, it sucks pretty bad.

  2. Nathan says:

    I’ve just done a little maths. If we assume the Earth apple is 10cm in diameter, then the most distant human object (Voyager 1) is currently over 170 kilometres away.

    “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams