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16 Reasons Why Gravity Is Basically The Best Thing Ever

Hats off to gravity, because if we didn’t have it our hats wouldn’t be on in the first place. Celebrate #GravityDay with some fun facts about earth’s favorite force.

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7. It gives us the tides.


The moon and the earth’s gravitational fields are always yanking on each other, but because the oceans are fluid, they reach out just a bit more on the side closest to the moon, creating our tides.

10. It keeps everything orbiting.


The moon orbits around the earth. The earth orbits around the sun, and the sun, along with a couple billion other stars orbit around a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy. We told you gravity is awesome.

11. It made Saturn’s rings.


Those super cool rings used to be a super cool moon whose orbit got just a biiiit too close to Saturn and was torn apart by the planet’s immense gravitational forces. Pretty metal, right?

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