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Unformatted text preview: Other fact: Moon was about 60 times farther from the CENTER OF THE EARTH than the Earths surface So the force on the Moon was 1/3600 as strong as the force acting on you at the surface of the Earth. . He concluded that the force of the Earths gravity decreases by 1/r2. The inverse square of distance That is how gravity (and other fundamental forces) work, their intensity decreases by the inverse square of distance. This is called the INVERSE SQUARE LAW...
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- Spring '08