# If I throw a stone in space, will it go forever?

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• 3 months ago

Learn Newton's three laws of Universal Dynamics.

Rule 1'  A body/mass/ particle will remain still or in uniform motion( straight line and same speed) unless acted upon by a force.

Rule 2'  Force is directly proportional to mass/acceleration.

Rule 3 ' To every force , there is a equal and opposite force.

So if you throw a stone in space , it will not not go on for ever, because a force (gravity) from other bodies is acting on it.

• Anonymous
3 months ago

No. Because the stone will slowly disintegrate.

• alan P
Lv 7
3 months ago

If you threw something from a spaceship in low Earth orbit then that object would take up a slightly different low Earth orbit.  Eventually it would slow down and plunge into the lower atmosphere due to friction with the very tenuous air that exists even hundreds of miles from the planet.

• ?
Lv 4
3 months ago

Just like on Earth, it will keep going until gravity grabs it and bends it towards the gravitational force. Here's the thing, you'll go flying in the other direction.

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• ?
Lv 5
3 months ago

it will travel forever till gravitation forces take over ..

• Anonymous
3 months ago

That's what pretty destroyed the planet of Geya.

• 3 months ago

Yes

And so will you only slower

Every Action has an Equal and Opposite Reaction

Sir Issac Newton

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• 3 months ago

From a random point in the Universe, a stone thrown is unlikely to ever hit anything, as long as the Universe keeps expanding.

• ?
Lv 7
3 months ago

Nope, unless there is a limit to our universe.

Space dust will slow it down.

It might pass by a star or other object and pick up a gravitational swing and pick up speed.

Might get captured by sun or planet.

• Mark
Lv 7
3 months ago

Not FOREVER (there ARE particles in spaces, so there is friction, but nothing like on a planet), but for a very very long time.

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