Examples of Gravitational Force

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Last updated on September 30th, 2019 at 03:31 pm

Gravitational force is everywhere. From the core of an atom to the galactic supernova. This ever pervading force is silently controlling not only our lives but also the fate of each and every mass particles of this universe. In our solar system, all the planets, moons, asteroids, meteors, comets, and every single object are affected by the gravity of the sun. Surprisingly, you are also attracting them towards you. However, your force of attraction is negligible compared to the force of the sun.

Below we have mentioned 10 examples of the gravitational force around you.

10 Examples of Gravitational Force

  1. The force that holds you on earth. In absence of gravitational force, you would be floating like an astronaut.
  2. This is the force that holds earth and other planets in their orbit.
  3. This is the force that causes the moon and other artificial satellites revolve around the earth.
  4. The gravitational force of the moon causes tides and ebb on earth.
  5. When you throw a ball up, gravity pulls it back to you.
  6. This is the force that holds the gases on the sun. Otherwise, the sun would have diffused long back.
  7. Gravitational force is so strong in black holes that they do not let light escape.
  8. This is the force responsible for the rolling down of rocks from hills.
  9. Your weight is nothing but the gravitational force of earth acting on you.
  10. Rain falls from the sky due to this force.

Questions related to examples of gravitational force:

Does gravitational force depend on the mass?
Yes. Gravitational force is directly proportional to the mass of a particle.

Does gravitational force depend on the distance?
Yes. It is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between two particles.

Does gravitational force act in the absence of air?
Yes.

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Is there any gravitational force due to earth at the center of the earth?
Surprisingly there is no gravitational force due to earth at its center.

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