# If Earth exploded, where would the gravity go?

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• Robert
Lv 5
1 month ago

If the earth exploded, and depending on just how much explosive force was applied, pieces of the earth might fly off in all directions. If not enough force was applied, the pieces would eventually fall back together, possible to re-form the earth, possible to exist as a ring of debris around the sun.  But whatever happens, unless the mass is blown out of the solar system, as long as the mass in the area remains the same, then the gravity will remain more or less the same.

• 1 month ago

Gravity is not a substance like water, but rather a force that causes matter to be attracted to other matter. The gravity would not "go" anywhere anymore than destroying a magnet would make the magnetism "go" anywhere.

• 1 month ago

Gravity would remain where it is today - associated with matter.

• Clem
Lv 4
1 month ago

It would shift to the larger parts of rock or metal and become stronger........ this might cause it to change course and move in the direction or away from other sources of gravity...... As like all magnets, they come together or push apart, gravity is electricity

• 1 month ago

The gravity would still be here. Each piece of matter has gravity. From a distance, you wouldn't notice an change of gravity at all.

• Anonymous
1 month ago

The Moon will become the new Earth.

• Nyx
Lv 7
1 month ago

Each little bit of the former planet will have some amount of mass, and with that mass comes gravity.

Which you can work out yourself.

https://socratic.org/questions/how-does-gravity-ch...

• 1 month ago

Over the hills and Far away

• Anonymous
1 month ago

If you blow up an object in space, it expands outwards in a shell.  (Supernovas actually do this.)  If you are watching from some distance away, the gravitational attraction will not change until the shell passes you --- then the gravitational force from that object becomes zero.  In the transition as the shell passes you, your gravitational potential energy drops to a new, constant, more negative value.

• 1 month ago

with the pieces of the explosion.  Explosions do not destroy matter, they just break it up into smaller pieces. Each piece has a portion of the gravity, determined by size and mass,