• Question: how come when you are on the other side of the earth why don't you fall off??

    Asked by chantelinda03 to Rochelle, Julia, Jon F, Beth, Adrian on 21 Jan 2016.
    • Photo: Rochelle Velho

      Rochelle Velho answered on 21 Jan 2016:

      Gravity always pulls to the center of mass, in this case, the middle of the earth. So, while in relation to someone at the equator, someone at one of the poles is at a 90 degree angle, but they are both being drawn toward the center of the earth, so they will always feel straight.