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    If our solar system is traveling at a certain speed around our galaxy is this speed directly related to its mass? meaning if another solar system identical to ours but it was moving much faster. Would it be more massive? would every particle be more massive? They say that the space shuttle's mass increases by about the size of a flea every time it's launched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hawkins View Post
    If our solar system is traveling at a certain speed around our galaxy is this speed directly related to its mass? meaning if another solar system identical to ours but it was moving much faster. Would it be more massive? would every particle be more massive? They say that the space shuttle's mass increases by about the size of a flea every time it's launched.
    In general, when smaller objects are orbiting a central large object, the orbital speed is proportional to the mass of the large object, not the mass of the small object.

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