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20 Weird Things You Didn't Know About Gravity

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20 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Gravity

Here on Earth, we take gravity so for granted that it took an apple falling from a tree to trigger Isaac Newton’s theory of gravitation. But gravity, which draws objects together in proportion to their mass, is about much more than fallen fruit. Read on for some of the strangest facts about this universal force.

1. Parts of Hudson Bay and the surrounding regions of Quebec are “missing” gravity. This is one of the areas on earth with very low gravity. – Source.

2. On Saturn’s moon Titan, the atmosphere is so thick and the gravity so low that humans could fly through it by flapping “wings” attached to the arms. – Source.

3. Liquid helium has zero viscosity and can flow through microscopic holes and up walls against gravity. – Source.

4. At the end of the last Apollo 15 moon walk, Commander David Scott used a feather and a hammer to confirm Galileo’s theory that objects will fall at the same rate regardless of mass. – Source.

5. Einstein proposed in an inch long equation that “Gravity” doesn’t pull. Instead space pushes. “Gravity” is only the apparent effect of the bends in space. G = 8 π T. – Source.

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