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If the moon attracts the earth, why does the earth not move towards; the moon?

If the moon attracts the earth, why does the earth not move towards; the moon?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Anand Kumar Pandey
askIITians Faculty 5859 Points
one month ago
Dear Student

According to the universal, law of gravitation both moon and earth attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of distance between them.
The force of attraction of moon’ on the earth is present, but the earth does not appear to move towards the moon as the mass of the earth is large and the distance between the moon and earth is so large, even if the earth is attracted/moves towards the ,moon it is negligible, cannot be seem.

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