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# Would an astronau ts inertia be the same on the moon than on earth?

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Q: Would an astronau ts inertia be the same on the moon than on earth?
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### What happens if the moon doesn't have inertia as it travels around the earth?

If the moon doesn't have inertia, it means that if any force whatsoever is applied to it, it will be way out of wack. Inertia causes something to be resistant against a change in motion so if the moon had too much inertia, it would not move at the proper speed and Earth would be affected by its drop in movement. If the moon had no inertia, it wouldn't continue to keep its proper and exact distance from the earth and Earth would be affected by its increase in movement.Hope this helps!! =)

### Do inertia pull the moon towards the earth?

No, inertia is trying to keep the moon moving in a straight line, which would be away from Earth. Gravity is pulling the moon towards Earth. The result when these two forces are combined is the moon maintaining a constant orbit of Earth.

### When an astronaut lands on the moon his inertia would be less more or same?

Inertia is related to MASS. MASS is a property of matter. Matter is the same on the Earth or on the Moon. Therefore his inertia would be the same.

### What keeps the earth in orbit around the sun and moon in orbit around earth?

The force of gravity and the inertia of the Earth (as it orbits the Sun). Also, gravity combined with the inertia of the Moon (as it orbits the Earth).

### What keeps the moon in orbit around earth and earth in orbit around the sun?

The force of gravity and the inertia of the Earth (as it orbits the Sun). Also, gravity combined with the inertia of the Moon (as it orbits the Earth).

### What attractive force keeps the moon in orbit around earth?

Gravity is what keeps them in attraction. The force of Gravity is determined by the mass and distance between two or more objects. The other force that keeps the moon in orbit is the moon's inertia. Without inertia the moon would simply fall into Earth; because of Gravity, the same would happen with the planets and the sun.

### What holds the moon?

The moon maintains its orbit due to the balance between the earth's gravity and the moon's inertia.

### If the moon did not have inertia as it travled around the earthwhat would happen?

If the moon suddenly decided to stop pusing forward (inertia), the balance between inertia and the earths gravity would cease and the moon would come crashing into us. :)

### What two opposing forces keep the moon from orbiting?

None. The moon orbits the Earth, Earth orbits the Sun. Inertia and the gravity keep the moon in the Earth's orbit.

### What force keeps the moon in orbit round the earth?

Gravity and Inertia

### An object weighs 300N on Earth and 50N on the moon Does the object also have less inertia on the moon?

No, inertia is dependant on mass not weight, weight is dependant on gravity.

### What keeps the moon in its orbit around the moon?

The balance between the inertia of the Moon and the gravitational pull keeps the moon in orbit with Earth.