### JEE Mains Previous Years Questions with Solutions

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### AIEEE 2002

If suddenly the gravitational force of attraction between Earth and a satellite revolving around it becomes zero, then the satellite will
A
continue to move in its orbit with same velocity
B
move tangentially to the original orbit with the same velocity
C
become stationary in its orbit
D
move towards the earth

## Explanation

When gravitational force of attraction between Earth and a satellite revolving around it becomes zero, then the centripetal force becomes zero. So the satellite will move tangentially to the original orbit with the same velocity as it has at the instant when gravitational force becomes zero.