:surprised any mass creates a temporal gradient around it. any object that moves in this gradient will suffer the effects of this gradient & stretch or pivot. If this object is not already on a direct course towards the objects center, it will find that the far side tries to slow down more than the near side, causing the object to become under tension and pivot towards the mass, therfore altering its course & spinning it. The course change will tend to take it more towards the mass. Is this correct? Also it would seem that planets should spin faster & faster during their orbits, but they dont. (Maybe an explanation would be that as an object moves faster, & cant pull apart or stretch or alter course, this 'energy' must be relieved as a further temporal distortion, hence why moving quickly creates more temporal distortion). So explaining why time is distorted & why this creates the effect of gravity, and could maybe account for some dark matter & some of the effect that keeps planets spinning & another component in why planets stretch at the equator apart from centrifugal force.