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05/11/2010 09:49 AM ID: 84070 Permalink   

Isaac Newton´s Apple Tree to Defy Gravity: NASA


A piece of the apple tree that led Sir Isaac Newton to theorise on the law of gravity 350 years ago is set to take a flight on a NASA space shuttle with British astronaut Piers Sellers. Sellers is flying with the wood for the Royal Society of London.

Sellers said: "Written on it in very old 18th century lettering is I-S-dot-Newton. He had a very nice hand. So I think it is his tree." The Royal Society of London is celebrating 350 years this year.

Part of the celebrations include displays which show Newton´s account of the apple tree incident which made Newton question, "Why should that apple always descend perpendicularly to the ground... Why should it not go sideways, or upwards?"

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  science is science  
no room for theatrics.
  by: Key2000     05/11/2010 10:59 AM     
The flath earth society won´t believe it. No such thing as gravity they say. Bunch of morons if you ask me.
  by: lykossn4   05/11/2010 02:59 PM     
  No pic :(  
  by: Rakulus   05/11/2010 06:16 PM     
For a second there I thought they were taking the whole was going to say...isnt there items that would fit in that spot that woould be more important for the mission? its only a 4 inch slab bahahaha
  by: sirez   05/11/2010 11:50 PM     
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