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    Question about gravity

    In my mind, the matter in the outer ring of the gyroscope is moving in translation tangent to the surface of the earth. It also happens to be changing direction constantly, however the direction of the translation should not matter. You can put an object into a circular orbit in any direction as...
  2. J

    Question about gravity

    To put an object into orbit just above the Earth's surface, it would need to tavel at roughly 8000 meters per second tangent to the surface of the earth - (escape velocity). Assume that there is no atmosphere or any obstructions to slow the object down or get in the way. The direction around...
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