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People keep telling me that things with always land at the same time, even if they're different weights, but they don't! Why is that?


Gravity pulls everything down at the same rate of 9.8 m/s^2, so no matter the mass, things will always land at the same time.


However, on earth we have a lot of air. Air creates drag, which slows some things more than others, depending on their surface area. Because of this, objects will not land at the same time - but in a vaccum, they would.


Watch one of our other Explainers demonstrate the concept here!

Categories: Forces of Flight