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How far would you have to go to escape gravity? - Rene Laufer

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Every star, black hole, human being, smartphone and atom are all constantly pulling on each other due to one force: gravity. So why don’t we feel pulled in billions of different directions? And is there anywhere in the universe where we'd be free of its pull? Rene Laufer details the inescapability of gravity.

In the 17th century, who described the gravitational forces in the Law of Universal Gravitation?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Rene Laufer
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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