Why are objects pulled towards larger objects in space?
- Tom SLv 71 year ago
We call it gravity, and it "pulls" both objects toward each other, in proportion to their masses.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Only through a black hole.
- goringLv 61 year ago
They are not pulled together, they are in reality pushed together by the Power that exists in the substance of space which causes pressure on all mass structures and their motion.
Hence its gravity Power that is the cause of all motion.
- 1 year ago
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- D gLv 71 year ago
THE ONE GUY said gravity sucks i thought it PULLED
PRESSURE PUSHES ..
NOTHING really sucks
SERIOUSly gravity pulls an object towards another
oddly it seems that the small object is pulled toward the heavy object but its not true ..
both objects experience the same FORCE
this force gets converted into MOMENTUM and the momentums are identical
BUTT .. and this is a BIG BUTT
mV = momentum
if m is small V is big
if M is huge v is small
so you can see that for an object the size of the earth you would see very small velocity from an apple pulling against it
but the apple being very light will get a large velocity
- 1 year ago
- Jeffrey KLv 61 year ago
- Ronald 7Lv 71 year ago
Because of Gravity
It is a product of Mass
That is why the planets orbit the Sun and the Sun orbits the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy
Plus the Moon orbits Earth
When I trip I fall down
- StarryskyLv 71 year ago
Drop a heavy object onto the floor. Drop a light object onto the floor. They will move at the same speed. But the heavy object will leave a bigger dent.
This has been proved with feathers and golf balls on the moon. But there, objects fall more slowly. 6 times slower. That is because the moon has only 1/6th the pull of gravity compared to Earth. This is from a combination of two things. Mass of the moon is 1/80th that of Earth. But center of moon's mass is only about 1/4 the distance from the surface. The force of pull from moon will be larger. Just as getting closer to a fireplace makes the fire feel hotter, same with gravity. Half the distance, it feels 4 times hotter. Science calls it the "inverse square law" ( just over 1/4 the distance, 14.8 times the pull). Combining the smaller mass and closer separation gets about 1/6th the pull at the moon's surface.
So just remember the two factors on pull of gravity--the greater the two masses, and the shorter the distances between, the greater the pull or force.
There is one more fact--smaller objects pull back on larger ones. An astronaut orbiting the moon makes the moon wobble a very tiny bit. Humans just cannot measure that--too small an effect.
But the moon tugs on the Earth. The Earth wobbles around a point about 3000 miles from its center, or 1000 miles under its surface.
Planets like Earth, and especially Jupiter, make the Sun wobble a bit. This can be measured. And around other stars, astronomers can see this wobble in the starlight. This Doppler effect is used to find planets around other stars. Thousands have been found this way.
- the_post2001Lv 51 year ago
It is because there is gravity in space. It is like when there are meteors that hit the Earth every single day. The reason why they impact the Earth is because those objects enter the gravity of Earth and get pulled toward it. If you remember, Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity when he was sitting under and apple tree and an apple fell on him. The reason why most objects that hit the Earth burn up is because there is like a shield around the Earth.