Astrophysics taking off on Superman

It is the flying that seems to baffle everyone.

How, exactly, does Superman fly? Or does he, really?


“The flying always bothered me,” admits Richard Muller, a professor of astrophysics at Cal and a Superman fan. “I think what he really does is leap and guide himself along the air currents. Or, if you can’t really rule out flying, maybe he has a mechanism for somehow forcing air backward — what if the pores on his skin eject microscopic amounts of excess moisture, like sweat?”

Uh, OK. The real point is that the physicists get it.

full article here


~ by khamael on July 7, 2006.

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