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# What are the two forces that keep the earth on this path?

Updated: 8/9/2023

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A force of gravitational attraction exists between earth and every other material body in the universe. But the force of attraction toward the sun is so much larger than any of the others that all others may be approximately neglected in comparison, and there is only one significant force acting on the planet --- the gravitational attraction toward the sun.

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weathering and erosion

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Centrifugal force and gravitational pull from the sun

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air and lava

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Convection and Gravity

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Gravitational and magnetic forces.

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