Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Once placed outside of earth atmosphere, can a simple car just ride to the moon using the internal-combustion engine?

In this case no expensive thrusters will be needed, and we are all accustomed to drive long distances anyway... What do you think?

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• Anonymous
1 month ago

Chewbacca is an eight foot tall wookie from the planet Keshan who lives on the moon of Endor with a bunch of two foot tall ewoks.  It does not make sense.

• Mike
Lv 7
1 month ago

An internal combustion engine requires oxygen, there is no oxygen in space.

• 1 month ago

The escape velocity from Earth is 7 miles per second.  If you have a car that fast, win a few NASCAR races, and use the money to learn why that won't get you to the Moon.

• 1 month ago

Wake up it is the time that you have to drive your car to buy the Moon Cake before it sold out.

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• 1 month ago

Wow and in absolutely no good ways.

One, such engines need oxygen to burn. Without it, they're dead metal.

Two, just to leave Earth orbit, you need to GAIN 7,000 MPH in velocity to head for the Moon. There's NO car possible with that kind of speed capability.

Three: Gravity. Cars CANNOT climb UPwards out of the Earth's gravity.

Four: What surface will the car's wheels turn ON ?

Strike Four, Sparky.

Stay in school. It's not like you're going to advance a grade for a long time to come...

• 1 month ago

No,

there is no air for the engine to work, and no surface to provide friction for the tyres.

I suggest a bit of reading on basic mechanics might assist you to understand further.

• 1 month ago

As others pointed out, the engine will need oxygen to run, but... all that does is make the wheels turn - and, with no *road* to for them to run on... they won't be going anywhere even if you *could* run the engine...

• 1 month ago

It would require oxygen to run. Not enough of that in space. Also, the wheels would turn, but with nothing to provide friction, the car wouldn't move.

• Robin
Lv 7
1 month ago

No as it needs air to burn with fuel

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