• Question: why is there no gravity in space ?

    Asked by 436epdp42 to Verity, Trystan, Raquel, Danny, Catherine, Andy on 13 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Trystan Leng

      Trystan Leng answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      There is! Gravity is the force that attracts things with mass, like people or planets, together. When we are on the planet, we only feel the pull of its gravity, because its so massive compared to anything else. In outer space, objects with much mass might be a long way away. But that doesn’t mean their gravitational pull isn’t acting on you, it is just a lot weaker. Spaceships exploring the outer solar system actually use the gravitational pull of other planets to reach so far away!

    • Photo: Danny Ward

      Danny Ward answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      In most of space, we wouldn’t be affected by the pull of a planet or stars gravity as we are too far away from it….space is really big so for most of it, we are nowhere near anything with gravity 🌑
      When we get close to a planet, a star or a black hole, due to the difference in masses compared to us were are pulled towards it. Its an imbalance in space time 🌌