My interest surrounds the qualities and affects of gravitational length contraction (GLC). Like most other General Relativity circumstances GLC is difficult to measure because of frame of reference issues (such that a meter in space is longer than a meter on earth but in both frames of reference a meter measures a meter). But what really confounds me are the affects of GLC as it relates to a broader view of spacetime. Below is a question regarding distance: - A, B and C are points in 'free space'. B views the distance between A and C to be 1 parsec. A and C both agree that they appear 1 parsec from each other. The 'fence posts' are simply a graphical way of saying that every distance is the same relative to each other. A stray neutron star has moved between A and C. The neutron star has contracted the space around it. My questions are: "Does the distance between A and C increase?" "If the distance does not increase, then, since the lengths around the neutron star are contracted are other distances dilated (stretched) to maintain a constant distance?" "If the distance does not increase and other space is not dilated, do A and C 'pull' closer to each other, even if they are well outside the neutron stars gravitational influence? And does B view this?" (Thanks for putting up with my photoshop skills. Slowly I am beginning to understand the bizarre construct of spacetime, in great part due to the physics forums. Thanks everyone!).