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entry Jul 5 2005, 05:48 PM
Space probes are regularly sent out from earth for specific purposes. They always have a life-span.

After their job is done and the batteries run down, we always read that the space probes drift out of the solar system.

Out??? Why out??

Shouldn't the sun's gravity pull them in?

If the sun attracts all the planets to keep them bound to him, shouldn't the tiny space probes be unable to resist the sun's pull?

But they don't - because the sun doesn't attract!!

Neither are the planets going around the sun! They are travelling in a straight line, only APPEARING to go around the sun!!!

 
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