An experiment is performed on a puck on a level air hockey table, where friction is negligible. A constant horizontal force is applied to the puck and its acceleration is measured. Now the same puck is transported far into outer space, where both friction and gravity are negligible. The same constant force is applied to the puck and the puck's acceleration is measure. What is the puck's acceleration in outer space?
a. somewhat greater than the acceleration on earth
b.the same as its acceleration on earth
c. less than its acceleration on earth
d. infinite because neither friction nor gravity constrains it
e. very large because acceleration is inversely proportional to weight and the puck's weight is very small but not zero