If the moon attracts the earth why does the earth not move towards the moon?

Asked by  | 11th Oct, 2009, 10:46: PM

Expert Answer:

Though moon attrracts earth, they are actually in a state to acheive indepent linear motion. In absence of other effects earth and moon revolve about a common centre of mass. Although due to heavy mass of earth as compared to moon ( about 100 times) the acceleration produced is evidently much less than that produced in moon.

 

 

Answered by  | 18th Oct, 2009, 12:40: AM

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