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How is gravity created?

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How is gravity created?
asked Dec 23, 2013 in Others by Panda (170 points)

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It is a very deep and complicated question if we really want to understand the nature of gravity. Scientists are still working to explain it. Practically, based on observations and experiments, any matter with mass will creates a gravitational field. Two objects with mass M, and m will have gravitational forces between them pointing towards each other (attractive forces), which also follow the Newton's 3rd Law, i.e., the magnitude of the two gravitational forces are of the same magnitude and in opposite directions.

The magnitude is calculated as ||F=G\frac{Mm}{r^2}||, where G is the gravitational constant.
answered Dec 23, 2013 by PhysicsDude (21,750 points)
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