Theoretically, the range of gravity is infinite. OK. But the nature of the fabric of space has "building blocks" (Planck volume?)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So while a localized body of mass/energy distorts space-time, the distortion decreases away from the body. I would think this has a practical limit. Just as energy has to have a minimum of h to exist "permanently" in our universe, any space distortion less than a Planck area should have no effect of the local geometry - I would think.

Does anyone has a back of the envelope method of calculating what that distance ought to be for a particular mass?

Thanks,

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# A way to calculate the practical range of gravity

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