# Exploring the Components and Effects of Gravity: A Scientific Inquiry

• Maelstrom
In summary, the conversation delves into the components necessary for a working gravitational force, including the role of mass in creating gravity and the potential effects of rotational force on a planet's gravity. The discussion also touches on the relationship between gravity and other forces, such as the sound barrier and surface tension. The conversation concludes with a recommendation to consult Wikipedia for more information on gravity.
Maelstrom
Ok, I've been thinking a lot of this lately.

What are the components for a working gravitational force?

Can several been needed to get a gravity at all in the beginning?

Would the dens/cm3 of atoms around a planet(like earth) affect Earth's gravity? Or even been the one of the components needed to make gravity?

When Earth was hot it let of a lot of steam and smoke(I think) it must have been a struggle of forces. Vakuum vs ?. Would extreme rotational force make something like steam follow the planet and thus making a counter-pressure against vakuum of space? If that would be true, can that be what keep us on the ground? I've been thinking of this because it takes a lot of speed and energy just to go thru the soundbarrier. And that is in a horisontal direction. Thus the pressure down doesn't affect the plane as much as when an spacecraft goin upward.

This is just a some of my thoughts.
And here is a little clip from youtube I picked up some time ago(the reason why I'm here)

ps: I'm not an expert on these kinda thing so I'll have a hard time explaining what I meen.

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Maelstrom said:
Ok, I've been thinking a lot of this lately.

What are the components for a working gravitational force?
According to Newton's theory of gravitation, all that is needed is objects with mass .

Can several been needed to get a gravity at all in the beginning?
Not quite sure what you are asking. Do you mean was mass (the necessary component for gravity) necessary for there to be gravity at the time of the Big Bang? I'd say yes.

Would the dens/cm3 of atoms around a planet(like earth) affect Earth's gravity? Or even been the one of the components needed to make gravity?
It is the mass of the atoms that compose a planet that are necessary to have gravity.

When Earth was hot it let of a lot of steam and smoke(I think) it must have been a struggle of forces. Vakuum vs ?. Would extreme rotational force make something like steam follow the planet and thus making a counter-pressure against vakuum of space? If that would be true, can that be what keep us on the ground?
Well, there would have been more gas vapor when the Earth was molten, but that is really digressing away from the question of gravity.

I've been thinking of this because it takes a lot of speed and energy just to go thru the soundbarrier. And that is in a horisontal direction. Thus the pressure down doesn't affect the plane as much as when an spacecraft goin upward.
Hmmm. Again, completely different topic, unrelated to gravity.

This is just a some of my thoughts.
And here is a little clip from youtube I picked up some time ago(the reason why I'm here)

ps: I'm not an expert on these kinda thing so I'll have a hard time explaining what I meen.
Hey, cool video! That is an example of what can happen in the absence of gravity. The ball of water is acting as a centrifuge, by the way.

Not quite sure what you are trying to ask, is it just about gravity or something more? Wikipedia is often a good place to start:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity

sorry if I'm overcautious but you are not speaking about gravity holding the sphere together, are you (that would be VERY weak and unable to hold it together - this is done by surface tension). The word microgravity refers to Earth's gravity.

## 1. What is gravity?

Gravity is a fundamental force of nature that causes objects with mass to attract each other. It is responsible for keeping planets in orbit around the sun and objects on Earth from floating off into space.

## 2. How does gravity work?

Gravity is caused by the curvature of space-time, which is created by massive objects. The more mass an object has, the stronger its gravitational pull. This pull is what keeps objects in orbit and on the surface of a planet.

## 3. What are the components of gravity?

The two main components of gravity are mass and distance. The more massive an object is, the stronger its gravitational pull. Distance also plays a role, as the farther apart two objects are, the weaker their gravitational attraction will be.

## 4. What are the effects of gravity?

The effects of gravity are numerous and can be observed on both large and small scales. Some of the most common effects include keeping planets in orbit, causing objects to fall towards the Earth's surface, and creating tides in bodies of water.

## 5. How is gravity measured?

Gravity is measured using a tool called a gravimeter, which can detect the slight changes in the Earth's gravitational field. Scientists also use mathematical equations, such as Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, to calculate the force of gravity between two objects.

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