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Myth vs Reality: Gravity in Space

 This short video addresses the misconception that gravity doesn't exist in space.

Credits

Frontier Fields
 
 
Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach.
 
All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA except:
 
 
·       Gravitational lensing animations courtesy of G. Bacon & F. Summers (STScI) and NASA, ESA & L. Calçada
·       Taurus constellation drawing from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
·       Hubble orbit animation courtesy of G. Bacon (STScI)
·       Hubble Space Telescope slewing animation courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
·       Simulation of a lens passing over the Hubble Deep Field courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
·       Background star field courtesy of A. Feild (STScI)
·       Frontier Fields background star field images courtesy of the Digitized Sky Survey
·       Chandra spacecraft illustration courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation
·       Animation of the Hubble Space Telescope flying over Earth courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser)
 
 
Written by Vanessa Thomas
Designed by Marc Lussier 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music

Transcript

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 Text, Myth versus reality. The myth is on the left while the reality is on the right. Myth - There is no gravity in space. Reality - Gravity affects all objects in space. In fact, gravity is what makes objects orbit one another. without gravity, moons wouldn't orbit planets and planets wouldn't orbit stars, Any object that has mass has gravity. The more massive an object is, the greater its gravitational pull.