JVH say (Login JVH) Sufi Posted Sep 30, 2010 5:52 AM
Here's is where my insufficient knowledge of English grammar comes to haunt me. Dammit.
Let me rephrase:
If the Earth is going around the Sun, then the speed of Earth's satellite would have to adjust due to the differences of the gravitational pull between the earth and its satellite. When Earth's satellite is 'behind' the Earth, it would have to 'follow' the Earth. When earth's satellite is 'in front' of the Earth, the Earth would 'chase' its satellite.
Since the Earth is supposed to be going around the Sun with an alleged speed of 107,534 km/hr or there abouts, the speed of Earth's satellite - to account for the change of the gravity pull - would have to drastically change. It doesn't, apparently.
If the Earth does not circle the sun, and "the universe" revolves the Earth, Earth's gravitational pull on its satellite would be the same - regardless of its position on the orbit - which seems to be the case.