Physics 2 - Weight, Mass and gravity

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Weight, Mass and Gravity

Gravitaty attracts all masses, but you only notice it when one of the masses is really, really big (e.g a planet). Anything near a planet or a star is attracted to it very strongly.

This has two important effects:

1) On the surface of a planet, it makes all things accelerate towards the ground (all with the same acceleration, which is about 10m/s2 on Earth)

2) It gives everything weight

Weight and Mass

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