What does the force of gravity between two objects depend on?
Lastly, the force of gravity between two objects depends on their mass and the distance between them. Simply, gravity pulls toward the centre of mass of an object. For us to stay on planet earth, we need gravity to pull us down towards the center of the planet and this is what we see happening every day, and due to the constant sphere-shaped planet, there is always the same amount of earth beneath us which can be seen as the diameter or radius of a circle. If this were to happen on a flat earth, we would simply be dragged ferociously to the middle of our planet since the centre of mass of a flat-plane similar to that described as a flat earth, is the middle of the shape. Therefore, we wouldn’t be where we are standing or sitting right now if the earth was flat, but rather, we would be piled up in a heap at the centre of the flat earth.
The Official Flat Earth Society website says that the proof they can provide their challenges with is that “the earth looks flat” and also that “the bottom of clouds are flat”. This I think is silly as it is only stating things which are either irrelevant or have already been disproved as the earth looks flat due to the unimaginably large scale in size of the planet and it would be impossible to see the curve of our circular home with the human eye by simply standing on its surface. Secondly, the Flat Earth Society also suggests that they see statistical and photographic proof as a burden which many people responded to with words like ‘pathetic’ and ‘excuse’, with which I do not disagree. One of the most ridiculous l things that the organisation said is that back at the time of the Cold Wars ‘Space Race’, the space agencies of the world had made drastic efforts to fake space travel and the exploration of different places in space, especially the moon, using things like fake photographs and videos.After further research, my opinion is completely unaltered and I still believe that the earth is round, gravity is our friend and that the next time I see a tall building or hill, I will get my “binoculars out and try see as far as my eyes are able