Is there a limit to the pull of gravity?
Will there ever be a point where we can say that the gravity of object A does not affect us? ie is equal to zero.

PS: Sorry if i dont make sense, i do not have a physics background.


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In Newton's theory of gravitation, the gravitational force between two objects of mass diminishes rapidly with distance between them, but is never zero.


Newtonian gravity emerges as the limit of General Relativity so the answer is the same even in the more general framework.

  • $\begingroup$ so does it mean that literally everything in the universe is pulling us at different force ? $\endgroup$ Sep 22, 2016 at 11:57
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    $\begingroup$ @BhagyeshChaudhari Yes, but if you put in numbers, not measurably from the distant ones. The moon's pull can be measured, the sun's and the planets a tiny influence , and one can ignore the rest. $\endgroup$
    – anna v
    Sep 22, 2016 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ but why people say that there are many equations for gravity? check this link, and read the first line of the post. universetoday.com/56157/gravity-equation $\endgroup$ Sep 23, 2016 at 4:15
  • $\begingroup$ There will be many equations, but derivable from the basic newtonian equations ( for low masses and energies relative to galactic conditions.) $\endgroup$
    – anna v
    Sep 23, 2016 at 7:11

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