AS we it is sun's gravitational force that keep planets together then why are the planets not attracted towards sun also why moon is not falling on earth due to earth's gravity

Asked by Amithjose | 23rd Sep, 2012, 05:10: PM

Expert Answer:

Planets are traveling at the speed necessary to keep from falling deeper into the gravity well.
To demonstrate, take a marble and spin it around a large bowl. As long as the marble has the right velocity, it won't fall into the bowl but will continue to revolve around the bowl.

Answered by  | 24th Sep, 2012, 12:19: AM

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