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Problem: The reason an astronaut in an earth satellite feels weightless is that A. the astronaut is at a point in space where the effects of the moon's gravity and the earth's gravity cancel.B. the astronaut's acceleration is zero.C. the astronaut's acceleration is falling. D. this is a psychological effect associated with rapid motion. E. the astronaut is beyond the range of the earth's gravity.

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In this problem, we are required to explain the reason for weightlessness.

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The reason an astronaut in an earth satellite feels weightless is that 

A. the astronaut is at a point in space where the effects of the moon's gravity and the earth's gravity cancel.

B. the astronaut's acceleration is zero.

C. the astronaut's acceleration is falling. 

D. this is a psychological effect associated with rapid motion. 

E. the astronaut is beyond the range of the earth's gravity.

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