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bkelly

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- Does mass draw space-time in to it?

Presume we look at a two-dimensional view of space time, with no local masses, and we draw a grid of equidistance spaced lines. The intent is to look at space but not time.

As we begin, we look in all directions and the grid lines are evenly spaced.

Begin adding mass to the center of the grid. To my understanding, so far, the mass will draw the lines of space in towards it. They become closer together in closer to the mass.

We might also draw those grid lines as circles about a point in space. As we add mass, space is distorted and the lines are closer to the mass. They are closer together.

Here is the question:

Looking some distance from the mass, and as we add mass, are the circles drawn in towards the mass?

That means that space time is compressed within some distance from the mass.

It also indicates that space, some greater distance from the mass, is stretched. The circles are further apart.

Are these valid conclusions?

Thank you for your time.

As we begin, we look in all directions and the grid lines are evenly spaced.

Begin adding mass to the center of the grid. To my understanding, so far, the mass will draw the lines of space in towards it. They become closer together in closer to the mass.

We might also draw those grid lines as circles about a point in space. As we add mass, space is distorted and the lines are closer to the mass. They are closer together.

Here is the question:

Looking some distance from the mass, and as we add mass, are the circles drawn in towards the mass?

That means that space time is compressed within some distance from the mass.

It also indicates that space, some greater distance from the mass, is stretched. The circles are further apart.

Are these valid conclusions?

Thank you for your time.