Question about gravity

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  1. QLRformer

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    The Decepticons who jump through the space bridge from the moon to Earth seemed to have no trouble with the gravitational change caused from switching between planets.

    Isn’t the moon 1/6th the gravity of Earth? Isn’t that a heck of a change to adjust to? Or were they able to adjust to it since they are alien robots who've been to other worlds with varying gravity levels?
     
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    We don't even know what the gravity on the movieverse Cybertron is, do we? So who knows what is "normal" for them.

    I would imagine though, as a spacefaring species, they can either internally adjust to multiple gravity levels, or have mentally prepared themselves for it. I'm sure Soundwave fed them all the relevant data on what Earth is like.

    In the end, half of them roll around or crash a little after transporting anyway.
     
  3. TylerMirage

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    I'm going to say that being shape-shifting alien robots who travel between planets like it's a common roadtrip, adjusting between the moon's gravitational pull and Earth's wouldn't be that big of a deal. :) 

    If we want to get all science/fan-fiction-y on us here, we can assume that as alien machines, the Transformers are able to calculate the differences between two different gravitational forces ... *mumblemumble*... science ... gravity ... physics ... *mumblemumble* ... and adjust their numerous pistons and valves and gears and whatnot to compensate for any changes in mere moments. It'd be no different than us as humans "adjusting" to how to move from the pool deck to when we enter the water. Doesn't take much (relatively speaking). Just the acknowledgement between our body and our brain that we're about to change settings and to adjust accordingly.
     
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    Okay, seriously, how many freakin' threads do you keep creating on a daily basis? I read your "apology" thread, but I'm going to be brutally honest that it doesn't mean crap unless you actually try to show some personal restraint and refrain from posting a new thread for every single question you may have about the movie.

    I mean, really, do you NEED to know how a minor physics issue works in a film involving transforming space robots where Spacebridge technology exists in the first place?
     
  5. QLRformer

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    Okay, seriously, I can't tell. I overheat my head and come up with about 4-5, then burn out and go for a stretch simply posting.

    Okay?
     
  6. Autobot Burnout

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    Idea: take your questions and write them down on a notepad or something. Then, go through them and decide which ones are worth posting, and scratch off the other ones.

    Problem solved.

    Also, that is the strangest use of the word "overheat" I've ever seen, considering it can't possibly apply to whatever you're doing unless it involves replicating this scene from Home Alone:

    Or it's just a really bad way of trying to liken your brain to a computer, but frankly I think the first method is funnier.
     
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    Actually, not all of them adjust perfectly. One trips and rolls, quite humourously.
     
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    Being how the Space Bridge defies our laws of physics, I'm assuming it just immediately adjusted them as they came through the bridge.
     
  9. Aernaroth

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    Make one at a time, or all you're doing is creating more threads that people are going to have to divide their attention between, meaning none of them are going to thrive as much as they could.



    As to your question, it's probably not a huge deal for most of them, assuming Cybertron's gravity is similar to earth's, since it'll just be going back to "normal" for them. It's probably easier to adjust from the moon's gravity to earth's (assuming it's closer to Cybertron's gravity) than the other way around.
     
  10. Gingerchris

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    Yeah, a couple of them stumble as they come through the bridge and land. Is that them adjusting for a change in gravity? I don't think it really matters.
     
  11. seekerblackout

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    Exactly.
     
  12. NEST SOLDIER

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    This should be obvious, but allow me to explain: Remember the scene on the moon where Optimus and Ratchet are running to the Ark after landing? Do you recall seeing a slight bounce to their step?

    Recall also how Ratchet retrieved the pillars from the crash vault ? They weren't floating in space; they were operating off of a reverse magnetic field; in other words, they emitted a negative magnetic charge which repelled the magnetic field of the moon, causing them to "float".

    Since the moon's gravitational ( magnetic) field is weaker than our own, we see Optimus and Ratchet bouncing along ( albeit slightly) due to their increased mass.

    I would theorize that they have the ability to compensate for weaker or stronger gravitational fields on various planets, allowing them to move about freely on it's surface.

    Certainly this would seem the case in ROTF with Megatron and Starscream walking normally inside the Nemesis on one of Saturn's moons ( presumed to be Iapetus) whose gravity is .0223/m2 that of our own.

    Does this answer your question?
     

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