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Answer to Question #7486 in Astronomy | Astrophysics for swapnali

Question #7486
Explain why the following statement is wrong:
‘The moon does not fall down as it moves around the earth because the centrifugal
force balances the force of gravitation and hence there is no net force to make it fall.’
Expert's answer
To make a body move around the Earth we should give it some speed (first
astronomic speed), the Moon has this speed. So it does not fall

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