The Sun and Earth at­tract each other

Science Illustrated - - GRAVITY -

All ob­jects that weigh some­thing at­tract each other with an in­vis­i­ble force. The larger the mass of an ob­ject, the stronger its at­trac­tion. Ac­cord­ing to New­ton’s law of grav­ity, grav­ity is in­versely pro­por­tional to the square of the dis­tance be­tween the two bod­ies. A planet lo­cated twice as far away from the Sun as another one is con­se­quently only af­fected by one quar­ter of the force.

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