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Suppose a satellite is in a low-Earth orbit. Is it possible that the satellite will eventually fall to the ground? Why or why not?
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To fall to Earth, the satellite must lose some of its orbital energy. In low-Earth orbit, this can happen because the earth's atmosphere extends to high altitudes and exerts some atmospheric drag on the satellite.
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