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## Homework Statement

m1 and m2 only interact gravitationally. They are initially at rest and a distance L apart. They where then released. Where and when will they collide?

## Homework Equations

[tex]F_g=G\frac{m_1m_2}{x^2}[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

For the where part, my argument is that initially at the CM frame, the total momentum is zero, therefore, they must collide at the origin of the CM frame. I think this is not a good argument.

For the time part, I have no clue. I mechanics is really weak. Despite being a physics major I am not required to take any classical mechanics course to graduate.