By Chuck St. Louis January 5,2009 Guatemala City, Guatemala Gravity what we have always believed may have just taken a fall ! Can there be anything new as far as gravity goes. Have not all the great minds of physics pondered and experimented in great detail the effects of this elastic phenomena? The idea I am about to propose is so simple and obvious once you understand the question I almost hesitate to submit it here. After hearing many physics lectures pertaining to gravity I felt compelled to express and relay information that may be very disconcerting for many but really just confirms that F= M*A. How many times have you heard that all objects in a vacuum fall to the earth at the same rate? The classic example taught to me in my grade 11 physics class was; "If you drop a lead ball 1 inch in diameter and a cotton ball of the same size together in a vacuum, they will drop at the same rate." That is perfectly true and not negotiable. Now drop a cotton ball first and then the lead ball second and I propose with all certainty that the cotton ball will fall faster. The time that both objects take to hit the earth will be the same. The difference is that the cotton ball with its small mass has very little inertia and the earth with its great mass has great inertia. So when the cotton ball is dropped, the earth moves an infinitesimal amount and the cotton ball experiences all the motion. When a really massive lead ball is dropped for example, the lead ball does most of the moving but now the earth is accelerated and moves a bit, all-be-it very little, so now the lead ball has just traveled a shorter distance in the same time compared to the cotton ball. Conclusion: The cotton ball falls with a greater velocity. Distance divided by time equals velocity. Reference frame If you are standing on the earth and looking up and watching different objects fall in a vacuum, you will notice that all objects fall to you at the same rate from your point of reference. But if you are suspended and fixed in space at a non movable point above the surface of the earth, and see an object fall towards earth, from your reference frame all objects with a different mass fall at a different velocity. Likewise you would notice that the earth would move a little towards each object as it falls. Fig.1 (see attachment) is an example of a planet sitting in a vacuum in space that is not orbiting a sun and has two objects released towards it. The question is which of the two objects will have a greater velocity? Conclusion; All objects with different masses pulled by gravity and falling individually toward any planet or star will accelerate at different velocities.