On Earth, gravity gives weight to objects and pull objects toward the center of Earth. The Moon also affects this force and is responsible for the changing ocean tides. Gravitational force also occurs naturally between any objects that have mass or energy (including planets, stars, and galaxies) and pulls them together.
To better understand gravitational forces between objects…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Relationship Between Mass and Gravity
The force of gravity depends on the size (mass) of an object. The bigger the object, the stronger the force of gravity. The force of gravity will also depend on how close or far apart one object is from another. For example, if two objects are close together, the force of gravity is greater than if they were farther apart.
Relationship Between Mass and Weight
Mass and weight are different but can both be measured by standard units. Mass is the amount of matter an object contains, and mass does not change when you move an object from one place to another. Weight is the amount of force (gravity) acting on an object, and weight can change based on where an object is located.