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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 decade ago

Does every bit of matter curve space-time, even if it's a small effect?

The Sun generates gravity because it is massive enough to curve space-time, and this force is a consequence of geometry. Now, on the other hand, what about a tiny particle floating in open space? Does it too curve space-time, even if it's a tiny curvature? Or is there some minimum value of mass that can only distort space? of Just curious... please do not dismiss my curiosity as foolishness or as being insipid. Thanks for answering.

Update:

So then it produces a gravitational field too right?

What about photons?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, any object with mass will curve spacetime proportional to it's mass.

    Space and time curve equally, together, at the same time.

    Source(s): I taught this today!
  • 1 decade ago

    All matter that has mass will distort space-time, though the effect is usually negligible, it is a cumulative effect, after all. Everything exerts a gravitational field. The effect of the gravitational field of your computer on yourself, for instance, is greater than that of Mars. This is due to the inverse square law, in which the gravitational effect of one object on another decreases exponentially with distance,and Mars is a long way away.

    Every particle in the universe has a gravitational effect on every other particle. The effect is usually almost non-existent.

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