Orbital Speed

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  • Created on: 18-12-13 13:09

Gravity Decreases as you get further away

  • With very large masses like stars and planets, gravity is very big and acts a long way out
  • The closer you get to a star or a planet, the stronger the force of attraction
  • Because of this stronger force, planets nearer the sun move faster and cover their orbit quicker.
  • Moons and artificial satellites are also held in orbit by gravity. The further out from earth they orbit, the slower they move.

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