Gravity is a simple concept, but the “why” and the “how” are magnificently complicated. How much of gravity do we actually understand?
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Newton’s Laws of Motion
“Newton worked in many areas of mathematics and physics. He developed the theories of gravitation in 1666, when he was only 23 years old. Some twenty years later, in 1686, he presented his three laws of motion in the ‘Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis.’”
Isaac Newton: The Man Who Discovered Gravity
“Some argue that these ideas, while not scientific in the sense that we understand them now, helped him think radical thoughts that shaped his most important work, including his theories of gravity.”
What is Gravity?
“Anything that has mass also has gravity. Objects with more mass have more gravity. Gravity also gets weaker with distance. So, the closer objects are to each other, the stronger their gravitational pull is.”
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