All the planets are moving in circular orbits . What provides the necessary force for this motion and what is the direction of this force? write the name of this force. what will happen if this force disappears suddenly?

Asked by Bachittar Singh | 14th Nov, 2013, 06:00: PM

Expert Answer:

The gravitational force between the sun and the planet provides the necessary force for the planets to move in circular orbits.
This force is directed towards the centre of sun.
This force is called centripetal force.
If this force disappears, then the planet will be thrown away tangentially at the point when the force disappears.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 14th Nov, 2013, 08:31: PM

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