Gravity is gravity is gravity. Here within Earth's atmosphere, a bowling ball will land long before a feather if you if you drop them simultaneously — but that's actually an exception to a vast cosmic rule. In fact, if you were to head out into the vacuum of space, you'd see that a feather drops at the same rate as a bowling ball. And a house. And, as astronomers recently confirmed, an ultra-dense, gravitationally hefty neutron star.
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Written by Ashley Hamer July 17, 2018
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