Hello, I am new to the forum and have a question that has been bugging me for some time that I hope someone can help me with. In the following image is a typical example used in documentary's to try to show how Einstein's theory of relativity explains how mass effects time. Uselly they will show a heavy object, in this case the Earth, on a flat and level plane like this grid. They go on to say that a heavy object will sink down stretching space-time with it making an impression in space and this is also why objects orbit heavier objects. An example being the Earth orbits the sun because it "falls" into this impression around the sun from its mass like the silver sphere around the Earth in the image below. http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/kiy9c.jpg What I dont understand is if this explaintion was true then space would have to be flat and all galaxies in the universe on a single plane but we know this to not be true in the sence that objects orbit other objects in every imaginable direction and angle like in this image below. I hope I am explaining this right... http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/92svz.jpg How is it posible for mass to pull in one direction for one solorsystem/galexy and in a different one for another? I hope someone can help me understand this because so far every single documentary I have seen does not explain it and it's really frustrating. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, I hope it makes sense.