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How fast is earth moving trough space?

  1. May 24, 2004 #1
    How fast is earth moving trough space?
     
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  3. May 24, 2004 #2

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    You must provide a frame of reference to which to compare its motion. You cannot say how fast it is moving through space, only how fast it is moving with respect to some other object.

    With respect to the Sun, the Earth's orbital velocity is about 67,000 miles an hour.

    With respect to the center of the Galaxy, the entire solar system is orbiting at about 558,000 miles an hour.

    With respect to the cosmic microwave background radiation, the solar system is moving at about 828,000 miles an hour in the direction of Leo.

    - Warren
     
  4. May 24, 2004 #3
    ..it makes you feel quite dizzy doesn't it!

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  5. Jun 6, 2004 #4
    Thanks . Wow !! I still can"t believe.
     
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