What Two Factors Keep the Planets in Orbit?


The two factors that keep the planets in orbit are the force of gravity and inertia. The gravitational force of attraction keeps the planets tethered to the Sun, while the inertia of their orbital path keeps them from either ejecting themselves from the solar system or falling into the Sun.
Q&A Related to "What Two Factors Keep the Planets in Orbit?"
1) The gravitational attraction between the planets and Sun. 2) The velocities of the planets at any instant (at a tangent to their. orbital paths)
Gravity and
The law of gravitation states that physical bodies attract with a force proportional to their mass. This force is what keeps the Earth orbiting around the sun, the moon around the
an object in motion tends to stay in motion until something acts upon it to change that motion(one of newtons laws) the earth is flying through space according to that rule it should
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