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Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.
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Massive bodies like planets can warp and distort spacetime, and gravity, which we experience as an attractive force, is in fact a consequence of this warping. Just as a pool ball placed on a trampoline will create a dip that a nearby marble will roll into, so does a massive body like a planet distort space, causing nearby objects to be attracted to it.
BUT THE MARBLE ROLLED ON THE CURVED TRAMPOLINE NOT BECAUSE OF ITS CURVATURE BUT GRAVITY WORKING UNDER IT.