The sun holds the planets in an orbit by its gravity,so what holds the sun up?

solar system - solar system
United States
November 10, 2006 4:41pm CST
This also falls under the "things that keep me awake at night" category
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@ladysun (636)
• United States
16 Nov 06
How about that the oppossing pull of the planets themselves keeps the sun "in place" and all makes for a perfect balance :)
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• United States
16 Nov 06
hmmm...very scientific answer...I likethat...you definitely put some thought into this as well?
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• United States
25 Nov 06
Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a land far far away, I wanted to be an astronomer. So, I actually have a large amount of obsolete astronomical knowledge. That is, I use to know a lot about this subject, but the knowledge base has expanded so much that I now know practially nothing compared to what there is to know. But I'm going to give you an answer that would have been good at one time. If it is wrong, well, I've already given you my excuse! There is no UP or DOWN in outer space. :-)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I know the up and down thing...I as well grew up studying astronomy (I wnated to be an astronaut) Up and down is actually a perception based on our location here on earth. Because of gravity and the relationship of the earth's surface to us we perceive the ground to be down and the sky to be up, but when we correlate that to the openness of space, and combine it with the fact that there is no gravity, up and down are no longer valid perceptions.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Actually, if you read about the universe, you would know that it continues to slowly expand. This would mean that the sun does actually move. But since the planets are under the continous gravity pull of the sun, it doesn't make a difference to us. We are still going round and round the sun. Where it stops, nobody knows! LOL Great question!
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• United States
11 Nov 06
Thanx...great answer...sounds like you may have studied this a bit...
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@camara_me (615)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Its about the same as the universe keeps going and there is no end, but to us we cant understand, because everything has a end. So if there is a end. Whats on the other side.
• United States
25 Nov 06
I seem to recall that it is theorized that if you go in a straight line in space long enough you end up where you started. Of course, you could never travel that far in many many life times.
@ubiyca (34)
• Turkey
15 Nov 06
first of all there is no gravity in universe so all objects without any effect can stay stable in universe second it is not just the sun which holds other planets it is like an interrelation force and as you may know stars doesnt move thanks:)
@ubiyca (34)
• Turkey
15 Nov 06
plus if an object that has more mass than sun would force sun move i think and there is no bigger mass near sun
@owlwings (37882)
• Cambridge, England
11 Nov 06
OMG! "The sky's a-falling, the sky's a-falling, I have to run and tell the King!" It's actually hanging by a string from God's little finger but you can't see it because it's too bright to look at (and it's very thin). It's like one of those mobiles that people hang over babies' cots. You probably had one of those when you were little and this is why you have trouble sleeping.
• United States
11 Nov 06
lol...great one...I made a science project about the solar system once in the 6th grade, and that's what my model turned out looking like...except mine was 9 styrefoam balls connected to the sun by wires which was made of modelling clay and pused down over the centerpost of a record player...lol
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
sunny daze - the sun in all its glory
Well there could be two choices, bubble gum or crazy glue. I have a suggestion try taking a lunesta to get some rest
• United States
11 Nov 06
who needs rest...time spent away from mylot sleeping is time wasted...lmao
@rohit001 (26)
• India
29 Nov 06
Hey...come on guys, these space objects just float, it is nothing to do with keeping them in a place
@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
25 Nov 06
good question, do you have alot that keeps you up?lol
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
25 Nov 06
in simple terms, the sun is a dying star it acts like a neuclear reactor its own energy keeps in place
@rohit001 (26)
• India
25 Nov 06
Earth and other planets revolve around sun and similarly sun also revolve around our galactic center. And one cannot say that their is no gravity in universe gravity acts everywhere...our earth is in its place due to effect of suns gravity...and it is in its place due to gravity of our galactic center.
@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
15 Nov 06
GOD. :}