# Compressed Orbits and the Secret Behind Einstein's Mass-Energy Equivalence Equation

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On the astronomical scale, the potential energy in a closed orbit is due to the gravitational force of attraction. These are uncompressed orbits. The gravitational force is opposed by a centrifugal force acting internally from within the system. This article will now consider the nature of the potential energy in a system of multiple orbits that are pressing against each other with centrifugal force while striving to dilate. Centrifugal potential energy will be shown to lie at the root of the famous equation E = mc^{2}