The Sun’s mass bends space

Science Illustrated - - GRAVITY -

Ac­cord­ing to Ein­stein, space and time can be con­sid­ered as one, and grav­ity is to be un­der­stood as a bend of “space-time”. The larger the mass of an ob­ject, the more space­time will bend around it. The Sun sits like a large ball on a rub­ber sheet, weigh­ing it down. Smaller balls such as Earth, which roll across the sheet, are bent by the bend.

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