A space station astronaut is working outside the station as it orbits the earth. If he drops a hammer, will it fall to earth? Explain why or why not.
It will NOT fall to earth, rather it will be floating in space.
A space station astronaut is working outside the station as it orbits the earth.
He drops a hammer.
As there is no gravity in the space (assuming no other forces are acting), So the hammer will keep on floating and will Not fall on the earth surface.
A binary star system has two stars, each with the same mass as our sun, separated by A comet is very far away and essentially at rest. Slowly but surely, gravity pulls the comet toward the stars. Suppose the comet travels along a trajectory that passes through the midpoint between the two stars. What is the comet’s speed at the midpoint?
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