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Spacetime fabirc and Earth

  1. Aug 29, 2009 #1
    Ok, so according to Einstein, the Earth is held in by a "fabric" due the the Sun pulling on said "fabric." So my question, what holds people on Earth if gravity is this "spacetime fabric?"
     
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  3. Aug 29, 2009 #2

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    Hi Nickriener! :smile:
    the Earth also pulls on the fabric. :wink:
     
  4. Aug 29, 2009 #3
    not only Sun, every objects will pull on the fabric...Earth also unexceptional..so it depends on the size of the object to determine the strength of the gravity..
     
  5. Aug 29, 2009 #4
    All mass distorts what you call “ space-time fabric”

    good point gear300
     
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  6. Aug 29, 2009 #5
    So that means space-time is also a property of mass?
     
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