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Did Aristotle think that a force acts on the moon as it revolves around the earth?
did Aristotle think a force acts on the moon as it revolves around.
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Revolve. _____________________ Both, actually. The Moon is "tidally locked" to the Earth, with the same side always facing the Earth. So it revolves AROUND the Earth, and ROT…ATES on its own axis, with the same period; about 27 days.
What makes the moon revolve around the earth is or the pushing force exerted on the moon by the Earth?
Earth has gravity and tends to pull the moon. Moon in its trun has its own gravity and tends to pull the Earth. Due to pulling by both Earth & Moon, the present status q…uo (distance) is maintained. Like all planets in the Solar System, Earth rotates on its Axis. Due to rotation, the lines of attraction between Earth & Moon is broken and this makes the Moon move around the Earth (we can imagine earth & moon as very large magnets and we all know that we can move 1 magnet with the help of another without physical contact through the use of magentic force). As the gravitational force is always constant, the Moon is always held in place in a circular orbit and the same face of the moon is towards the earth. The present position of moon makes it possible to revolve around the earth once in about 29 days. If it were to be farther away, the time for 1 revolution would have been more than 29 days and vice versa. Now let us imagine a mother sitting on the ground and her small child going around her always holding her for support. The face of the child is always towards the Mother and the back of the child can never be seen. I feel this is what is happening in case of earth and moon. 1 face of the moon is always towards the earth and we can say that moon only revolves around the earth. As is generally believed, if moon had taken 29 days for 1 rotation, that we should have seen the other face of the moon after 14.5 days. Thus it can be inferred that moon only revolves around the Earth and the driving force is the action of earth's rotation on its axis. K.Vishwanath, Bangalore India
Sure it revolves around the Sun - both Earth and Moon move together around the Sun. Answer2: The moon revolves around the earth because the earth's gravitational force on the… moon is greater than the sun's. The sun force is enough to also make the moon revolve around the sun also, so the moon revolves around both the earth and the sun.
The moon revolves around the earth approximately every 27.5 days. It rotates on its own axis at the same rate, so that the same side of the moon always faces Earth.
No, the moon revolves around the earth and the earth revolves around the sun.
Objects in space are attracted to one another by gravity. The more mass an object has the more gravitational pull it exerts. Thus smaller objects become trapped in orbit aroun…d them. The planets orbit the much larger sun, and even smaller objects orbit the planets themselves as moons. Also see the related question (linked to below) for more information.
Yes. Every month (actually about 29 days) the moon makes one orbit of the Earth. This causes the moon to go through one cycle of changes (Full, Last Quarter, New, First Quarte…r)
Any satellite experiences an acceleration towards its primary (technically, towards the barycenter of the system). With respect to its orbital velocity it accelerat…es for half of its orbit, and decelerates for the other half. This is because its orbit around the earth is an ellipse and not a circle. It accelerates as it moves toward its closest approach to earth (perigee) and then decelerates until it is farthest away from earth (apogee).
the moon revolves around the earth in the direction of west to east.
Every 29 days nova net Actually, that is not true. The Earth rotates, making it appear like the moon revolves around the Earth once per day. But, as evident by the different… stages of the lunar cycle, ie. different shapes, the moon revolves around the Earth in more than a day, rather, a 27.5 day cycle ending with a New Moon.
Of course the Moon revolves around the Earth! Strictly speaking, Moon and Earth revolve around their common "center of mass", but this is somewhere inside the Earth.
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The moon has phases Why doesn't that make us think the moon revolves around the sun too rather than around earth?
Because we have telescopes to watch the moon. we have also been outside of earth and we know the moon revolves around the earth.
Answer Actually the earth and moon revolve around each other. And they do so because of each others' gravitational fields.
If satellites revolve around earth because of gravitational and centripetal force then how do satellites revolve around mars or the Moon?
Exactly the same way. Both the Moon and Mars have gravity and Newtons' laws of motion apply everywhere. ----- Most communications satellites are in a stationary orbit, …in that they move about very little, and rotate at the same speed as the earth. That's what makes satellite TV possible, among other services. That's not to say that as they revolve around another planet (as some do here on earth) that they have to be located at the planet's equator. They can revolve around a planet in any direction as long as the centfifugal force and the planet's gravity are in balance in regards to the weight of the satellite. Here on earth, our communications satellites move in a large, lazy figure-eight pattern, losing some altitude due to some atmospheric drag which in turn causes them to speed up and the centrifugal force causes them to gain altitude as they try to fly farther away, where drag causes them to slow again. Satellites usually stay within a defined area, normally referred to as `the box`, and under ideal conditions, when trying to set up a satellite receiving or transmission dish, it's always preferable to do your alignment when the satellite is `in the center of the box`. That way, as it works its way back and forth, the signal degradation is about the same on the leading and lagging edges of the box. It's also predictable enough to be able to determine the day and time the satellite will be in the center of the box, which usually lasts only a couple of hours at the most.