Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Banking Turns



Why do airplanes bank their turns? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down the physics of banking turns in airplanes. Why doesn’t your water spill when you’re on an airplane? You’ll learn the physics of what’s going on when an airplane banks. Speed, turn radius, centripetal force: find out why things stay so normal on an airplane when it turns. Why don’t spaceships need to bank turns? We get into the aerodynamics of it. Plus, a quick Star Trek versus Star Wars debate. Get the NEW Cosmic Queries book (5/5 ⭐s on Amazon!): https://amzn.to/3dYIEQF Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/startalkradio FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE to StarTalk: Twitter: http://twitter.com/startalkradio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StarTalk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startalk About StarTalk: Science meets pop culture on StarTalk! Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities & scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! #StarTalk #NeildeGrasseTyson


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