April 5, 2013
Brazil Nut Effect Measured in Lunar and Martian Gravity Conditions
Brazil nuts would rise to the top of a container of mixed nuts on Mars and the Moon, but more slowly than on Earth, say physicists
Take a container of mixed nuts, shake it and examine the contents. The chances are that the largest nuts, Brazil nuts for example, have risen to the top.
This phenomenon is called the Brazil nut effect and is known to depend on a number of factors, … … …