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Stationed in the Stars

The Point
An object's speed determines whether or not it is in orbit.

This activity is a lot like the one in Part 2, but with this one we see the entire Earth.

Experiment with different speeds.

Try to find a speed that will put the box into orbit around the Earth.

Note: The Earth in this activity has no atmosphere to slow down the box. Nor are there any mountains that might get in the way of the box.

The Point (again): An object's speed determines whether or not it is in orbit.

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