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P2_5 Portal 2: Losing Our Atmosphere To The Moon

@article{Golightly2015P2\_5P2,
  title={P2\_5 Portal 2: Losing Our Atmosphere To The Moon},
  author={Elen Golightly and Arran Stirton and Sam Kent and Oliver Brennan},
  journal={Physics Special Topics},
  year={2015},
  volume={14}
}
We model the physics of losing Earth's atmosphere to the Moon's surface through a portal similar to the situation at the end of the video game 'Portal 2'. We calculated that the atmosphere would escape through a portal of area 0.785m 2 with a velocity of 557ms -1 and would take 537 million years for our atmosphere to drain completely via this method.