The Earth Is Acted Upon By Gravitation Of The Sun Even Though It Does Not Fall Into The Sun Why

The earth is acted upon by gravitation of the sun, even though it does not fall into the sun. Why ?


The earth revolves around the sun. The centripetal force is needed by the earth to revolve around the sun. This centripetal force is provided by the gravitational force between the sun and the earth. And this gravitational force restricts the earth to fall into the sun.