– What is gravity and how does it work?

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Albert Einstein described gravity as a curve in space that wraps around an object—such as a star or a planet.

But what is it, how does it work?

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> Albert Einstein described gravity as a curve in space that wraps around an object—such as a star or a planet.

Well, that’s what it is.

As to how it works……………… we have not a single fucking clue. It’s a complete mystery. All other forces have a particle linked to them. Gravity doesn’t appear to have any. Scientists have named any particle that may be found for gravity the graviton but there’s exactly zero evidence that they actually exist.

Imagine a mattress if you put something heavy like a bowling ball in the center it creates a dent and a kind of funnel around it anything smaller will fall towards the bowling ball, gravity is this but in 4 demensions

It’s a property of the geometry of spacetime, prompted by the presence of matter. It causes the worldlines of objects (that is, their paths through spacetime) to curve.

In other words, matter tells spacetime how to curve. That is gravity.

Veritasium has the best explanation on youtube that I have seen.

[Why Gravity is NOT a Force](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRr1kaXKBsU)

Edit: formatting

gravity is the attraction of anything with mass to anything else with mass.

the space/time relativity theory is how gravity and time interact, which isn’t necessary to ‘use’ gravity in the engineering/newtonian models

as for how gravity works.. their working on that, it’s being studied by numerous quantum physics labs and it is in no way easy to explain what i think i know about what they think they know about graviton waves. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_wave