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Why Earth does not collide with the sun?

If our earth rotates around sun in discrete orbits, then why it doesn’t collide with Sun because of gravitational force acting between both bodies ?

Answer:

Earth is moving around the sun in such a way that the distance to be traveled TOWARDS sun is compensated by its circular motion. Therefore, instead of “falling towards” the sun, earth “falls around” and never reaches the sun.

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