Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 10 - Think and Discuss: 89

Answer

The moon has no atmosphere and no mountain peaks taller than 5000 m. On Earth, a satellite at a height of 5 km above the surface would encounter serious drag and be in danger of smacking into a number of mountains.
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