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If the sun were to suddenly disappear, how would the motion of Earth be affected?

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If the sun were to suddenly disappear, how would the motion of Earth be affected?

Gravity:

In physics and astronomy, the Solar System contains the Sun, the Earth, and numerous other planets and orbiting bodies. The Sun plays the largest role in their motions.

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The Earth would at first continue on a modified format of its trajectory, due to its momentum. However, over time it would spin away, having lost the...

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