‘PBS Space Time’ Explores the Role of Gravity in ‘Super Mario World’ and Mario’s Incredible Leg Strength

PBS Space Time host and astrophysicist Gabe Perez-Giz explores the role of gravity in the 1990 SNES video game Super Mario World and the incredible leg strength of Mario in the debut episode of the series.

We’ve run, jumped, and stomped all over the world of Super Mario, but, where in the universe is Super Mario EXACTLY? It’s virtual so it obviously DOESN’T exist, but if it did, could Super Mario world be in our solar system? And what do the planet’s dynamics reveal about Mario’s crazy jumping ability?

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