an add on to planet motion

Posted by dogrock on Mar 11, 2002 at 20:23

Re: A question about planet motion (dogrock)

The surprising thing is that if planets are continually changing direction from a straight line, then that represents the classical ingredients of accelleration. In Einstein's thought experiment of accellerating a box upward in space and that someone inside could not distinguish if they were in a gravity field. "That accelleation could not be distinguished from the effects of gravity". So if the motion of the planets contain the classic ingredients accelleration. For instance if the only way to travel through space was in these spiral waves, then if two objects needed to share the same spiral would they not be attracted to each other, or any smaller object whose spiral was taken up by some bigger object would it not automatically join it and strive for the centre. Sounds logical to me, hoping for a rebutal

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