Space28 December 2022

Imagine being able to throw a ball. I think it's easy. You may have already done it a few times. Imagine tossing a ball on the moon.

Have you seen the videos of astronauts bouncing around up there? You could throw that ball over the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the moon.

Now take a picture of you on the moon. Isn't it difficult to imagine? Not a single person has been there and taken video.

James O'Donoghue did all the math and made a video showing a ball throw on each planet and the moon. You can take a look below.

"We're only currently able to experience outer space through images and video, so this style of video is designed to add more to the experience, namely the sensation of the forces on these other worlds," said O'Donoghue.

He said that the ball was thrown at about the maximum speed that an average person could throw.

The ball's trajectory is determined by how far it goes. Density plays an important role in the gravity of a planet.

O'Donoghue said that the least dense planet in the Solar System is not Earth. The force of gravity pulling you in is not as strong as it would be on Earth.

Throwing a ball on a planet is not special. A small ice ball of a former planet is thrown.

With room to spare, your baseball could clear the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is less than half the diameter of the Moon.

The ball traveled 16 times farther than on Earth.

The video shows how long each ball throw will take. It takes 47 seconds to say "hello" on the dwarf planet.

He said it made him wonder how boring it would be to run on that world after being anastrologer.