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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Flag would flutter because there is no air in the vacuum?
    The flag is fluttering because the astronaut has the flagpole in his hand and is moving it (in order to plant it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Flag would flutter because there is no air in the vacuum?
    On earth the flag would stop moving very quickly after the astronaut plants it due to air resistance. In vacuum, there is no air resistance and the flag keeps moving for much longer before coming to a standstill, and that gives the illusion of fluttering due to a breeze
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    Quote Originally Posted by ganeshran View Post
    On earth the flag would stop moving very quickly after the astronaut plants it due to air resistance. In vacuum, there is no air resistance and the flag keeps moving for much longer before coming to a standstill, and that gives the illusion of fluttering due to a breeze
    Won't it continue to flutter forever?

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    if a flag flutters on the dark side of the moon does it make a sound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trichromatic View Post
    Won't it continue to flutter forever?
    No, because of the friction within the flag material itself.
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    I don't think friction is quite the right word to use (damping is more accurate), but basically yeah.
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    eh, same thing imo. Kinetic energy being converted to heat etc.

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    ok....makes sense now.......tbh hadn't known of damping in vacuum. I had thought it should flutter forever because there is no air resistance
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Aren't there telescopes now which are strong enough that if someone struck a match on the moon you'd see it?

    Just point the ****ing things at where they landed and take a pic of the flag and the remaining part of the LEM which was left behind ffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Aren't there telescopes now which are strong enough that if someone struck a match on the moon you'd see it?

    Just point the ****ing things at where they landed and take a pic of the flag and the remaining part of the LEM which was left behind ffs.
    No oxygen on the moon, so no lighting matches .

    There isn't any telescope strong enough at the moment to do something like that (not even the Hubble). You may see a dot, but that's about all. You'd need an orbiting satellite, and even that would have to be very powerful to see the flag. Something like this would be the closest we can get right now.

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