The Sun exerts a much stronger gravitational force on Earth than the Moon does, but the Moon is largely responsible for the tides of Earth's oceans. Which statement BEST explains this? A. Because the Moon orbits Earth, it creates enough gravitational force to cause tides. B. Because the Moon can eclipse the Sun, its gravitational field can affect Earth's oceans. C. Because the Moon is solid rather than gaseous, its gravitational field has a greater effect on Earth's oceans. D. Because the Moon has a higher gradient of gravitational force, it, rather than the Sun, causes Earth's tides.
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The Sun exerts a much stronger gravitational force on Earth than the Moon does, but the Moon is largely responsible for the tides of Earth's oceans. This is because the Moon is so much nearer the Earth than the Sun is, so is able to have a greater effect.
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The Sun exerts a much stronger gravitational force on Earth than the Moon does, but the Moon is largely responsible for the tides of Earth's oceans. This is because the Moon is so much nearer the Earth than the Sun is, so is able to have a greater effect.

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