Q. 183.8( 14 Votes )

Suppose gravity of earth suddenly becomes zero, then in which direction will the moon begin to move if no other celestial body affects it?

Answer :

Moon will not have any centripetal acceleration acting on it. This centripetal acceleration is provided by the gravitational force of earth. Due to this force, the moon moves in a circular motion. So, it will be move in a straight line along tangential path to its orbit.


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