We have all seen the graphs of space time. The ones that look like a bowling ball pushed into a bed. But what are those graphs really saying? Are they descriptions of gravitational force? Or simply a visual aid to describe the path that light follows around the body of mass? My question is where can I find a graph depicting the dilation of time around bodies of mass? And does time obey the inverse square law? I realized I have been looking at these graphs my whole life and never really understood what they mean. Help me out Physic Forums!!!