# Tag: Newton’s Cannon

##### Why is the Moon not being pulled into the Earth from gravitational forces? Is the Moons mass stopping gravity from pulling it any further?

The Moon is being pulled toward the Earth, but it’s forward momentum causes it to

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##### Why does the moon revolve around the earth?

It just moves forward. The moon isn’t stationary. It has inertia and no atmosphere in

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##### If you fire a gun vertically from the earth's surface, but there is no friction, would it return to earth?

Yes it would return to Earth. The escape velocity for Earth is more than 11

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##### YouTube Solution to Newton’s Cannon

Solution to Newton’s Cannon problem I proposed earlier, explained in this nice YouTube video.

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##### The Little Rocket that Was

Let’s revisit Sir Isaac Newton’s cannon. In the above mentioned article we had placed a

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##### Newton's Cannon

The Earth is falling into the sun and the moon is falling from the sky.

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