Physics Has The Answer To Why This Basketball Backspins Like Boom Shakalaka Boom


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The basketball flies like a bird in this GIF due to Magnus Effect. It is a common phenomenon which associates with spinning objects. It drags air faster at one side. This creates a difference in the air pressure. The difference is responsible for moving the ball on the low-pressure side. As evident in this GIF, the ball moves in a curve away from its straight path. Magnus Effect has many engineering applications in the form of Flettner airplanes and rotor ships.

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