If I throw a stone in space, will it go forever?
- lenpol7Lv 74 weeks ago
Learn Newton's three laws of Universal Dynamics.
Rule 1' A body/mass/ particle will remain still or in uniform motion( straight line and same speed) unless acted upon by a force.
Rule 2' Force is directly proportional to mass/acceleration.
Rule 3 ' To every force , there is a equal and opposite force.
So if you throw a stone in space , it will not not go on for ever, because a force (gravity) from other bodies is acting on it.
- 1 month ago
No. Because the stone will slowly disintegrate.
- alan PLv 71 month ago
If you threw something from a spaceship in low Earth orbit then that object would take up a slightly different low Earth orbit. Eventually it would slow down and plunge into the lower atmosphere due to friction with the very tenuous air that exists even hundreds of miles from the planet.
- davidLv 41 month ago
Just like on Earth, it will keep going until gravity grabs it and bends it towards the gravitational force. Here's the thing, you'll go flying in the other direction.
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- garryLv 51 month ago
it will travel forever till gravitation forces take over ..
- Anonymous1 month ago
That's what pretty destroyed the planet of Geya.
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
And so will you only slower
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- 1 month ago
From a random point in the Universe, a stone thrown is unlikely to ever hit anything, as long as the Universe keeps expanding.
- JimLv 71 month ago
Nope, unless there is a limit to our universe.
Space dust will slow it down.
It might pass by a star or other object and pick up a gravitational swing and pick up speed.
Might get captured by sun or planet.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
Not FOREVER (there ARE particles in spaces, so there is friction, but nothing like on a planet), but for a very very long time.