Xyph Posted December 12, 2005 Share Posted December 12, 2005 If I built a large hollow sphere from an extremely dense material (dense enough so that the shell has noticeable gravitational effects) what would the gravity inside it be like? Would objects fall towards the inner surface, or fall towards the empty center? Or would they fall towards the inner surface, while their acceleration decreased the closer they got to it? I ask because visualizing this using the famous rubber sheet analogy (representing the sphere as a ring, since I'm removing a dimension in doing this...), it seems like the gravitational attraction should be towards the shell, regardless of whether you're inside or outside it - this makes sense intuitively, too, since the shell is what has mass... Visualizing it with gravity represented as "force lines", however, I'm not so sure. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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