Follow four astronauts on a six month journey from Earth to Mars, and see how Newton’s Three Laws of Motion — ‘Newton’ referring to English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton — can help us understand and predict how these four astronauts will move over time. Video by London’s Beakus animation studio for the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
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