The Lighthouse and the Whaler

If you dug a whole through the center of the earth, and jumped in, would you stay at the center because of gravity?

The Lighthouse and the Whaler responded on 12/27/2012

That is possibly the greatest question we have ever gotten. True story. Well, I believe you would burn up from the high temperature of the Earth's core, but if it was possible I am sure you would be correct since gravity would be pushing on you from all directions equally...again assuming you are truly at the center of the earth. I am sure there would be different levels of gravitational force going on if you were not at the true center which would cause you to be pulled in slight different directions. Eventually though you would have to end up in the center which would sadly lead to your death. (If not from the heat-- from starvation and loneliness). Let's hope we don't fall to the center of the Earth only to be trapped by gravity. for thought man. Thanks for the question. Blessings.

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