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What keeps the moon from shooting out into space?
Asked in Planetary Science, The Moon
What force keeps the moons from floating away from the planets?
Asked in Astronomy
Why does the pull of gravity keeps the moon in orbit around the earth?
What keeps a satellite in orbit around a planet and why?
Asked in The Moon
How is orbit and gravity related?
When it an object in space in moving it will keep moving at the same speed with the property of inertia. Then moon is an object that has inertia. Gravity keeps the moon from going off into outer space but inertia keeps the moon from crashing into the moon. Gravity and inertia have to be balanced in order for an object to remain in orbit.