Gravity 101 Part I

Very nice article technical enough for those who needed and simplified enough for the masses. Great job!

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In both science fiction and the daily news, we are bombarded with talk about various objects in orbit around the Earth, the Sun, other Planets, other stars, and on and on. But, how many of us have more than just glimmer of a clue as to what this means? What does it take to get into and out of orbit? And, once you are in orbit, what is required to move around to link up (or avoid) other objects in orbit? This is actually quite a bit of ground to cover so I’m going to split it into a series of articles.

To begin, we must first get an idea of what it means to be in orbit — which means that we need to have a little knowledge about gravity. To put it in simple terms: gravity is a force that pulls smaller masses towards larger masses (the smaller…

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About Ray A. Davis

Ray is a science fiction author, poet, personal development expert, and training professional. He is currently writing a science fiction trilogy titled Anunnaki Awakening. Book 1 - Revelation - is due out in Summer 2014. He is the founder and owner of The Affirmation Spot. He has been writing professional sales training at a Fortune 100 company for the past 13 years. Ray enjoys travel, photography, astronomy, history, college sports, and speculative topics. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife April and enjoys spending several weeks each year in Hawaii.
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