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I I am wondering is gravity a contraction of Space?

  1. Mar 7, 2017 #1
    Specifically, what I am wondering is gravity considered to be a physical contraction of space? For instance the space between any two points A and B shrinks as gravity grows stronger. Is this the right concept?
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2017 #2
    Gravity, according to General Relativity, is a side-effect caused by the distortion of the local spacetime around a massive object.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2017 #3

    Nugatory

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    No.
    We can talk about what gravity is, but any discussion that starts with a question about something else that gravity might be instead is on the wrong side of the forum rule prohibiting posting personal theories.

    Thus we are closing this thread, but if you want to learn what gravity is I highly recommend our own member @A.T.'s videos, which you'll find in many threads here.
     
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