Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Think and Discuss: 98


You (and the Earth) are in free fall around the sun. The sun's gravitational pull keeps stuff moving in a circular path around it, but has essentially no effect on the force exerted between the Earth and you. It is similar to astronauts feeling weightless in free fall (pages 166-167), who are neither pressed against nor pulled away from the walls of their spacecraft by the Earth's gravitational force on them.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.