WHY IS GRAVITY IMPORTANT?
Gravity, the so called weakest 'force,' helps form all the stars and planets in the universe, maintains them in their interactive orbits, and grasps all the collective rocks, liquids, and gases - and in the case of Earth, all life - and retains them together as whole planets or stars. This may seem, to most of us, as perhaps interesting, but not very important to our daily lives.
So why is gravity so important? Well, gravity is the key force driving Earth's orbit around the Sun, and so here we can learn about the seasons. Gravity is a key component behind the interaction of the Moon and the Earth, and so we can learn about the tides. Gravity is a key component behind the flow of water (and all materials in fact) 'downhill,' and so we can learn about gravitational potential energy (such as rainfall). Gravity, or the lack of it's effects under water, can teach us about pressure, and why organisms in the sea can grow bigger and faster than organisms on the land. And as gravity acts upon mass, we can learn about weight, and load. Finally, gravity is also an input for some organisms different senses.
Therefore, this page and blog provides some insights into why a better understanding of gravity is important for designing and developing innovative, efficient and regenerative companies, farms, and homes. We are bringing gravity back down to Earth - and into our design toolbox.
The Main Image
The image above shows the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth and our Moon, and Mars (the inner/terrestrial planets), the Asteroid belt, and Jupiter, the closest of the four outer planets.
The planets are shown in relative scale to the Sun (due to perspective in this image Jupiter should be larger, but its scale size has not been altered). The larger, duplicated Earth and Moon, have been enlarged x20. The distances between planets are not to scale.
If you are interested in finding out more about what gravity is, how it effects matter, and life on Earth, just browse through the blog posts below.