# Gravitational Force: Understanding the Universal Attraction

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Hey, I need help understanding this concept. so the gravitational force is the "force of attraction between all masses in the universe". right? I was hoping if you could provide a more detailed definition.

thanks.

Perhaps start with Newton's law of universal gravitation: "[URL [Broken] law of universal gravitation[/URL]

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Somebody consult a good scientific major grade physics text to see the gravitational force equations in their differential form.

## 1. What is gravitational force?

Gravitational force is a natural phenomenon that describes the attraction between two objects with mass. It is a fundamental force of nature that governs the motion of planets, stars, and other celestial bodies.

## 2. How is gravitational force measured?

Gravitational force is measured using the universal law of gravitation, which states that the force between two objects is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

## 3. What factors affect the strength of gravitational force?

The strength of gravitational force depends on the masses of the two objects and the distance between them. The larger the masses and the closer the objects are, the stronger the gravitational force will be.

## 4. How does gravitational force work in space?

In space, gravitational force still follows the same principles as on Earth. However, the force may be weaker due to the larger distances between objects. Additionally, in space, gravitational force is responsible for the formation and movement of galaxies, stars, and other celestial bodies.

## 5. Can gravitational force be shielded or canceled?

No, gravitational force cannot be shielded or canceled. It is a fundamental force of nature that exists between all objects with mass. However, its effects can be counteracted by other forces, such as the centrifugal force created by the rotation of a planet.