A phrase that I heard several times in the 2 years of high school AP physics I've completed (being a computer science major, I haven't taken any physics classes in college) was moving an object from "infinity to a point" and I'm a little confused as to what that means and how it works. Also, how does it fit with escape velocity? The escape velocity of the earth is about 11km/s. This is also the velocity that an object would have when moved from infinity to earth (assuming no other planetary object). I'd love an explanation. Thanks, guys! I appreciate any help!