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# How does distance between two objects affect the way they move?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

If the objects are not tied together, and if the gravitational forces between them

are negligible in their current environment, then the distance between them has

no effect whatsoever on their motion.

Wiki User

11y ago

Wiki User

10y ago

The greater the MASS of the objects, the greater the Gravitational attraction between them (proportionally). The greater the Distance between them the less the Gravitational attraction between (by the square of the difference).

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