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Dear Sir,

I am not in the subject of physics, but keen to know about univers.
Could I know that the earth gradually moving near to the sun due to the curvature of space?

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The Earth is moving around the Sun due to the curvature of space.  The planets are slowly moving slightly further away from the Sun, in fact: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/32da98/is_the_earth_getting_slowly_closer_to_the_sun_or/
However, in the long term the Sun will swell up and become a red giant (swallowing the Earth) much faster than the Earth is moving away from the Sun in the long run.

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Dr. Stephen O. Nelson

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Fusion, solar flares, cosmic rays, radiation in space, and stellar physics questions. Generally, nuclear-related astrophysics, but I can usually point you in the right direction if it's not nuclear-related or if it's nuclear but not astrophysics.

Experience

Just moved from being a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin into government work. Doctoral dissertation was on a reaction in CNO-cycle fusion, worked in gamma-ray astronomy in the space science division of the naval research laboratory in the high-energy space environment branch.

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Government work as a physical scientist with a nuclear focus.

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in physics, research was on nuclear fusion reactions important in stellar fusion, further work on space telescope technology.

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