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Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?

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The Moon, Earth's natural satellite, seems to hover in the sky, unaffected by gravity. However, the reason the Moon stays in orbit is precisely because of gravity -- a universal force that attracts objects. With the right combination of speed and gravity, satellites can fall around, instead of into, the body that they orbit. In this animated video segment adapted from NASA, learn about how the Moon stays in orbit around Earth.
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Thanks for the video. I will

Thanks for the video. I will be sharing this video with my students as it really answers this inquiry question os why doesn't the moon fall down?

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    Jul. 15, 2011
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