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Here’s What It Would Be Like to Drive on Different Planets

April 6th 20__Jon Christian__Filed Under: Advanced Transport
The Action Lab

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YouTube science channel The Action Lab had a fun idea: use the physics-heavy driving simulator BeamNG.drive to show what it would be like to drive on various heavenly bodies.

Here’s the Earth, for a baseline:

Moon Bounce

And here’s the simulation with gravity set to that of the Moon, making it difficult to even get traction:

Jupiter Descending

Then the YouTubers went hard by flipping on Jupiter’s gravity, which immediately crushed their simulated truck into the ground:

Sun Ra

Things go completely off the rails when they set the gravity to that of the Sun, instantly crushing the test vehicle:

They also try a bunch of other parameters, including lifting the truck up and then dropping it with various gravity settings. The whole thing is worth a watch!

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