Lots of things obey an inverse square law. That is, the effect goes down (inverse) with the square (square) of the distance; OK?! (law). Gravity is a real biggy. Gravitational force (F) between two objects is given by:

F = Gm

G is the "Gravitational Constant", m

Now, here's a funny one. Matter (the m

Which all adds up to the inverse square law being well dodgy for large masses.

This means that a lot of stuff to do with the universe could be wrong.

Tell your friends.

F = Gm

_{1}m_{2}/d^{2}G is the "Gravitational Constant", m

_{1}and m_{2}are the masses of the bodies and d is their distance apart.Now, here's a funny one. Matter (the m

_{1}and m_{2}stuff) distorts space. It distorts linear dimensions (so d will be altered by matter) and it distorts areas too (so d^{2}will be affected).Which all adds up to the inverse square law being well dodgy for large masses.

This means that a lot of stuff to do with the universe could be wrong.

Tell your friends.

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