Is Everything in Slow Motion?

  • Thomas Eversberg
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


The Moon is significantly smaller than the Earth and as such, the gravitational force is lower. Everything on the Moon weighs about six times less than it would on Earth. While the resulting slow-motion-like movements should be no surprise, they are immediately noticeable in film and television recordings. The physical fact of lower gravity is accepted by everyone, even by people who doubt the lunar landings. However, skeptics throw in this: All of the videos were recorded in studios on Earth and were shown to the public in slow motion to simulate a lower gravity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Eversberg
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  1. 1.German Space AgencyBonnGermany

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