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Originally posted by weedwhacker
A stable orbit (assuming no atmospheric friction) will continue indefinitely as long as the velocity of the object is such that it continually 'falls' towards the greater mass. Since in the case of celestial bodies, the 'mass' is a sphere, that means the satellite will continue to fall, but the body it is orbiting is round...so it falls, but never hits the body it is orbiting.
Originally posted by hildar
Your so full of bull