Asked by: Eric

V=((2*G*M)/R)

Where G is the universal gravitational constant, M is the mass, and R is the radius of the planet, moon or star.

G=6.673 x 10

Mass of the moon = 7.36 x 10

Mean radius of the moon = 1.74 x 10

The escape velocity from the surface of the moon is approximately 2380 m/s. In conclusion I think it is obvious to the most casual observer that it is not possible for a human to drive a golf ball at these speeds. No, you cannot hit a golf ball into orbit on the moon.

Answered by: Fred Cordova, None, Junior Math/Mech Engr Student, Walla Walla College

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(*1933-*)

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