I'm pretty sure it cannot, but if I put a common bar magnet close to another magnet, they will move towards each other. I don't have much of a background in physics, but it seems to me that the kinetic energy is coming out of...nowhere. I can repeat this experiment as many times as I like but the magnetic attraction does not decrease. Where is the energy coming from? What is being converted into kinetic energy? For all the physics intellectuals, I'm only in grade nine so please don't use: 1. Fancy words no layman can understand 2. No fancy equations that include processes, functions, and the like And please use common analogies. That would be great. Thank you.