planets in our solar system have rings. If these rings are made of chunks of debris, why do they form around the planet and do not travel toward the Sun?
Its an open ended response make it at least a paragraph and it's for a 6th grade prompt in science.
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UM Grad with MA in Mathematics specializes in Algebra (and proofs)
The effect of gravity is stronger the closer you are to the mass. Since the sun is so far away from the debris, the relatively small mass of a nearby planet has a greater effect on the nearby debris.
Mathematics Teacher - NCLB Highly Qualified
I think it is something called gravity (or the warping of space).
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