I'll ask that you forgive me if my question seems to "basic" or simple for some of the more professional posters. I am simply a physics/cosmology enthusiast who has been captured by it all since I was a child, however, there is one issue that as I continue to learn more is bothering me. I am of course familiar with the illustration that depicts a body of mass depressing a region of space time as described by the "grid" and I understand this to be the easiest way to depict this phenomena. My questions are as follow: 1) Does a body of mass not "pull" or "depress" space time in ALL directions, indicating that the visual representation or illustration most commonly use is merely one perspective on one plane of one dimension at the time of observation? 2) This question may be nullified by the answer to the first, but presuming space time is affected by mass the way the common illustration describes, I often ask; What about the other side of that curvature? If the "depression" of space time holds bodies in place ( moons and other satellites), then would the "peak" or convex portion of space time not repel bodies? 3) Also dependent on the answer to question number one, if space time is in fact bent or warped in ALL directions; Why do the planets of our solar system orbit on a seemingly level plane? Why should it be there are no planet or bodies that obit perpendicular, or any other angle really, to Earths' orbit. I thank you for your time and patients as you read and consider responding. I hope to find or create a network of peers, who despite my apparent or preserved ineptness on some subjects, enjoy sharing their knowledge and experiences. Through years of recreational researcher and haphazard investigations of my own, I continue to build on a solid foundation of basic understanding. With the capacity to learn, the ability to accept and understand as well as the innate desire to know, the need to know, I look forward to exploring through both imagination and intellect the farthest reaches of physics, the cosmos and all that is in between and beyond.