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Subject: Tangential Velocity and Force of gravity effects

Date: Wed Aug 19 11:33:04 1998
Posted by Jon
Grade level: 10-12
School: Smithtown High School
City: Smithtown State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 903544384.Ph

If an object was laying on the earth and the earth suddenly stopped, 
would the object fly off at a tangential direction or remain in 
"orbit" around the earth(assuming there are no objects blocking the 
path of the object except the earth)?

Re: Tangential Velocity and Force of gravity effects

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