Physics
Grade-10
Easy

Question

Which of the following would happen to the Moon if the gravity of the Earth is lost someday?

  1. It would fly away in a tangential direction.
  2. It would only rotate in its position and not revolve anymore.
  3. It would burst. 
  4. It would hit the sun’s surface.

hintHint:

The gravity pulls things towards itself.

The correct answer is: It would fly away in a tangential direction.


    The correct option is a)It would fly away in a tangential direction.
    Without the gravity of earth, it would float away in space. This combination of speed and distance from Earth allows the Moon to keep its fall and flight in balance at all times. If it was fast, it will run away in a tangential direction or if it slows down it would fall away.

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