|MadSci Network: Physics|
Whether or not the two people would hit depends on how wide the hole is, and which side of the hole they jump in. If the hole was, say, 100 metres wide, they probably wouldn't hit one another, but if the hole was only a metre wide, they probably would.If the hole ran parallel to, but not directly along an axis, they would have another problem. Gravitational forces would be non-symmetric, which would mean that they would end up sliding along the wall of the tunnel as they passed near the center of the Earth. In that case, they would definitely hit one another, but they would likely be in so much pain already that they wouldn't care.
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