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Sports in Space

Have you ever imaged what it would be like to play baseball on each of the nine planets? Of course realistically, that would not be possible, as most planets are quite inhospitable to human ball players -- some donUt even have a solid surface! Many different factors would affect the way you play on each of the planets. We are going to explore two: wind and gravity. The idea is to give you a feel for how hard you would have to hit a baseball on each of the planets to hit the "home run target."

I am Marty the Martian and I would like to take you with me on a journey around the planets. Come with me as we go play some ball on one of the coolest fields around, the solar system! To play the game, click on the baseball below. Make sure you first go to the planets on the bar at the bottom of the page to learn about each planet before you go there. I recommend that you start on Earth to get a feel for baseball on your own planet before heading out for space. Good luck slugger!

Created by Annie McNerney, Leah Kritzer, Creighton Bradley, Matt Howell, and Megan Strobel. Requires Macromedia Shockwave.


Play Ball!

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