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Sun October 16, 2011 By: Thomas Albin

My question to you is,"Why does an object that has come out of earth's gravitational field not get attracted to sun because of sun's gravitational pull in free space.?

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Tue October 18, 2011
The Sun’s gravitational field is negligible compared to the outward forces that it exerts on the planets that travel around it. That's why an object that has come out of earth's gravitational field not get attracted to sun.
And, this outward forces are for all planets and magnitude of forces is very high so objects does not get attract towards sun.
Ans, Iron, the metal that comprises at least some portion of the core in any planet, is attracted to electricity. The primary output of the Sun is electricity! The planets stay in orbit around the Sun due to the attraction of the planets to the Sun and not the gravitational pull of the Sun!

 
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