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No. The pieces will continue on same orbit as the original object.
and when it splits apart, even without any explosion as someone here suggests, the gravitational forces influencing the path of every separate piece, will be entirely different than the force influencing that comet as a single object, am i right?
The number we want is the rate of acceleration due to gravity. This is the number that determines the shape of an orbit. That formula is the Gravitational Acceleration Formula:
unless, of course, you can provide a mathematical proof to negate my post entirely - i'm more than willing to see it, honestly.
reply to post by 1Providence1
well this "little" article here:
says he is about to break apart... strangely, it's taking to long in comparison to the statistical data (known till now (max. 90 days) Ison is taking 9 months)
edit on 4-10-2013 by voyger2 because: (no reason given)