## What is the relationship between gravity and spacetime?

Gravity is the curvature of spacetime Gravity is the curvature of the universe, caused by massive bodies, which determines the path that objects travel. That curvature is dynamical, moving as those objects move. In Einstein’s view of the world, gravity is the curvature of spacetime caused by massive objects.

## How does spacetime affect gravity?

Gravitational time dilation occurs because objects with a lot of mass create a strong gravitational field. The gravitational field is really a curving of space and time. The stronger the gravity, the more spacetime curves, and the slower time itself proceeds.

**What caused the gravitational collapse?**

Gravitational collapse is the contraction of an astronomical object due to the influence of its own gravity, which tends to draw matter inward toward the centre of gravity. Gravitational collapse is a fundamental mechanism for structure formation in the universe.

### How is time affected by gravity as explained by general relativity?

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicted that gravity and speed influences time; the faster you travel the more time slows down, but also the more gravity pulling on you the more time slows down.

### What is time space theory?

space-time, in physical science, single concept that recognizes the union of space and time, first proposed by the mathematician Hermann Minkowski in 1908 as a way to reformulate Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity (1905).

**Why does gravity bend spacetime?**

Large objects such as the Sun and planets aren’t the only masses that warp the fabric of space-time. Anything with massâ€”including your bodyâ€”bends this four-dimensional cosmic grid. The warp, in turn, creates the effect of gravity, redirecting the path of objects that travel into it.

#### Why was the theory that gravitational collapse fueled the Sun ultimately debunked?

The problems with this theory are that collisions are rare due to how vast space is and how planets have volatiles, meaning if the material planets were made out of was once inside the sun it would have been destroyed.

#### Why does time go slower the faster you go?

Time slows down as you travel faster because momentum bends the fabric of spacetime causing time to pass slower.

**Why does time go slower in space?**

This form of time dilation is also real, and it’s because in Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity can bend spacetime, and therefore time itself. The closer the clock is to the source of gravitation, the slower time passes; the farther away the clock is from gravity, the faster time will pass.