Physics
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A satellite of the earth is revolving in a circular orbit with a uniform speed v. If the gravitational force suddennly disappears, the satellite will

  1. Continue to move with velocity v along the original orbit.
  2. Move with a Velocity v, tangentially to the original orbit
  3. Fall down with increasing velocity.
  4. Ultimately come to rest somewhere on the original orbit.

The correct answer is: Move with a Velocity v, tangentially to the original orbit

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