Space Elevator

A climber “Clarke Clipper” rides up on a space elevator which is a few thousand kilometres high. I am asked many times why the whole structure does not fall down. The elevator itself is made of lightweight, immensely strong material. At the other end is a counterweight. The whole structure is kept aloft by the rotation of the Earth (centrifugal effect) balanced with gravitational forces of the Earth. Here you can see the shadow of part of the tower receding into the distance.

acrylics 43cm x 32cm

Published by

Richard Bizley

This artwork is copyright © Richard Bizley. All rights reserved.