posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 09:17 PM
Originally posted by PoorGrammar
you see I never fully understand how planets rotated horizontal around the sun and stay in line without force. Science try to claim it work
like them coin machines but if the case then planet should also move toward the center or the sun.
but if you look at vertical, Free falling is what causes to spin and rotate, Sun gravity what keep it in line
I have this weird feeling that you're right and wrong at the same time.
Basically all of the planets, since they're moving, would prefer to fly off into space in a straight line. We know this from the laws of physics.
The sun is attracting the planets with its gravity, which curves their movement into an orbit.
I'm sure that there were lots of bodies orbiting the sun whose orbit decayed and they were destroyed. Likewise, I'm sure the sun has curved the
flight of many an object that it was unable to capture. These are processes that are ongoing to this day. The planets as we know them are examples
of bodies who are captured in a "sustainable" orbit, like the orbits of satellites around Earth.
I'm not good enough at math or physics to tell you precisely how the planets got to the specific alignment they're at, but I'm confident that it's
something to do with their weight, speed, and distance from the sun.
Basically, there's two things that I think are really important for you to understand to refine your thinking
1)The solar system can be vertical, if you want. We usually show it horizontally, but that doesn't *actually* matter, in the same way that North
hasn't got to be "up" on a map. We just draw it that way because it's what we're used to and it looks pleasing to us. You can look at the universe
from whatever and whichever angle you want.
2)The gravity we experience on Earth is coming from the core of the planet deep under our feet, so we can't expect space to behave quite the same way.
When you're talking about freefalling, well that's basically what space is. Everything can freefall in whichever direction it likes. It's just that
there isn't a prevailing gravitational force that sucks you in 1 specific direction like here on earth. It's all wide open
22-2-2013 by TheBlackTiger because: (no reason given)