You will notice I said nothing about the word orbit, because it is a case where there *is* a netmental_avenger":o7b6icnh said:An object in orbit is experiencing constant acceleration. That is countered by the force of gravity between the object and the whatever it is orbiting. The fact that the two forces are in balance to keep the object in orbit does not mean that the object is not under constant acceleration. While gravity may counteract the affect acceleration has on orbiting, it may not counteract the affect that acceleration has on atomic interactions.drwayne":o7b6icnh said:An object in a constant velocity frame of reference is experiencing no net force.
force on the object, which leads to an acceleration.
An object does not remain in orbit due to countering forces. It is falling all the time.
By the way, accelerations do not counter forcees.