So I was on my way to school this morning and looking at the beach made me think of something. Why doesn’t the water on earth fall out and into space? Like, if you really didn’t think too hard, you’d be like, yeah, the earth is tilted, so why, doesn’t the water fall out like a glass of water? If you are still confused about what my question is, I’ll try explain it a little better. So, the earth is tilted on its axis right? Well, why doesn’t the water from the ocean fall out? Like, if you look at a glass of water for example. When you tilt the glass, the water shifts to one side. Then, eventually it just falls out. Why doesn’t the earth do the same? I honestly think it’s because of gravity. Like when you spill water out of a cup. Where does it land? On the floor. Meaning that there is gravity affecting it. But, just like the water in the cup, why doesn’t the water on earth also fall out? Is gravity that strong to pull all that water to stay in a ball or is there something else other than gravity (and possibly the atmosphere) affecting it? I’m just curious, and sorry if you guys think that this is an imature question to ask, but I’m only a weird analytical kid who’s constantly thinking about this kind of stuff and I wanted to settle this question once and for all. If any of you could help, that would be great. Mahalo!