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Answered 2015-12-23 02:36:22

The acceleration due to gravity from any given object decreases with distance from it. Specifically, gravity scales with the inverse of the square of the distance. That means, for example, if you double your distance, gravitational acceleration is reduced to a quarter of what it was. Most areas of space are quite empty, far from any massive objects, which means that acceleration due to gravity will be quite small. Conversely, some areas of space that are very near massive objects can have enormous gravitational acceleration.

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