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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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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.

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Step1: Given Information

A space station astronaut is working outside the station as it orbits the earth.

He drops a hammer.

Step2: Explanation

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.

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