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Old March 5 2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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Re: Does The Enterprise Orbit

This is one of many examples of where Science Fiction, especially in visual media, have done a great disservice to the science of orbital mechanics. See http://www.braeunig.us/space/index.htm for a detailed explanation. Unless your ship can ignore gravity, it will always be orbiting.
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