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Originally posted by TheMindWar
reply to post by OZtracized
Rockets undergo continuous acceleration bullets undergo instant acceleration and then slow down.
Originally posted by Qumulys
reply to post by CLPrime
Hmmm, so technically I think your saying the bullet is racing up and slows down and slows and slows and is either going to stop and stay in orbit if exactly right, accelerate back to earth, or if going just say 0.0000001 m/s faster is all it takes to break free,
although I'd say it would never stop at infinity, given an infinite time frame, its bound to bump into something eventually! Ok, its late and I'm getting silly! Cheers
Originally posted by Illustronic
The bullet will be pulled into solar orbit once the sun's gravitational pull is greater than the earth's when the bullet reaches that particular distance from earth.