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Re: Sauropods vs. Gravity
In my ms. below, the emphasis italics disappeared, so I have placed my
emphasis in ALL CAPS and am trying again. Sorry.
James R. Cunningham wrote:
> The gravitational attraction is proportional to the mass, and to the
> inverse square of the distance between the two bodies.
> (halve the distance, and the attraction goes up by a factor of 4). So,
> for a given mass the gravitational attraction at the
> surface is stronger if the radius of the body is smaller. This is also
> why objects in elliptical orbits move faster when near
> perigee than near apogee.
> Darryl Jones wrote:
> At 03:28 PM 3/3/2002, you wrote:
> I looked up this topic and found this from the USGS:
> "Gravitation is the force of attraction between two bodies, such as
> the Earth and our body. The strength of this
> attraction depends on the mass of the two bodies AND the INVERSE SQUARE
> OF THE distance between them." [emphasis JIM'S]
> What am I missing?