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Question:
Ways to create gravity in space besides a gyroscope?


Replies:
Gravity, per se, cannot be created. What gives rise to gravity, from a Newtonian (physics described by Isaac Newton) point of view is mass. The more mass you have, the more gravity.

To create a gravitational-like environment, an acceleration is needed. This is easiest to accomplish by having a rotating environment.

---Nathan A. Unterman


Gyroscopes don't produce gravity. The time-honored way of producing gravity is to put a large mass near where you want the gravity field. The only other way I know of is to accelerate the floor. The disadvantage of this method, of course, is that the floor must move. One compromise is to move the floor in a circle, so it never actually travels very far.

Tim Mooney



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