Sorry... This question may be very basic. As a self taught, I understand that the mass will bend the space around it such that any other mass entering the bent space will immediately be pushed towards the center because of the bent space. Higher the mass, higher will be the bent (if that is the right word)... and since speed of light is constant, the 'experience' will also vary accordingly as all our nerves and all other biological activity happens by electromagnetic waves... Thus, time and space are interconnected.... However, can I just say that space gets bent by presence of mass... Because somewhere I read that it is incorrect to say space gets bent because it is the space time that is bent... What is the difference? Because to me adding mass to bend the space is perfectly OK and time is just a side effect of it.