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The image below shows a sketh of gravitation potential (y axis) vs. position:

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5717/60413547vb3.th.jpg [Broken]

Can someone please explain why the potential does not equal zero at the neutral point - wouldnt the two potentials cancel each other out?

Thanks

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5717/60413547vb3.th.jpg [Broken]

Can someone please explain why the potential does not equal zero at the neutral point - wouldnt the two potentials cancel each other out?

Thanks

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