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What will be the effect of force due to gravity between two masses?
Gravity obeys an inverse square relation.  



A. Will decrease as the square of the distance between the two masses increases.
B. Will increase as the distance between the two masses increases.
C. Will cause the two masses to orbit each other
D. Will cause the two masses to move in a straight line.
E. Will cause the two masses to move away from each other.

This question is part of Astronomy 101 Review for Final Exam
Asked by Broushel, Last updated: May 27, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Dec 14, 2018

The answer is A. When measuring the effect of force due to gravity between two masses, gravity obeys an inverse square relation. The effect of the force due to gravity will decrease as the square of the distance between the two masses increases. This question deals with the topic of astronomy.

Astronomy is the scientific study of all things that have to do with space, planets, objects in space and the physical universe. When studying astronomy, the ability to correctly predict or measure the varying effects of force on gravity is a useful tool to observe planets among other celestial objects.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 11, 2016

Will decrease as the square of the distance between the two masses increases.
 

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