P2_8 The tide is high but I am still short

Maria-Theresia Walach, Zach Rogerson, Emily Jane Watkinson, Daniel Staab


This work considers the acceleration due to tidal forces on Earth due to the Moon and due to Earth and the amount it would stretch a human’s cortical bones. It is found that a human’s change in height is negligible and therefore cannot be measured. It is estimated that in order for humans to feel tidal accelerations due to breaking bones, they would have to be at a distance of 151 km from a Neutron star of mass 3.98×1030 kg.

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