Regarding the roostertails from the lunar rover's wheels, you said:Do you stand by this? If so, how do you reconcile it with the kinematics of particles expelled up and out from under the wheels, i.e., with both vertical and horizontal components to their motion? If not, do you care to retract that statement?The dust that emerges from the wheels should not shoot in an arc at all as we see in the footage because of the absence of air and atmosphere. It should have in fact dropped straight down after the wheel had expelled the dust.
Looking forward to your answer.
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