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## Is gravitational force always attractive or repulsive?

Gravitational force is **always attractive** based on the traditional understanding of matter, which has a positive mass. As long as the mass of the objects is positive, the formula for calculating the magnitude of gravitational force is also positive, resulting in an attractive force.

## Are gravitational fields both attractive and repulsive?

Both in the Newton theory of gravitation and in the General Theory of Relativity the gravitational force is exclusively attractive one. However, the quantization of gravity shows that the **gravitational forces can also be repulsive** [3].

## Are gravitational interactions always attractive?

Gravitational interactions **are always attractive** and depend on the masses of interacting objects. There is a gravitational force between any two masses, but it is very small except when one or both of the objects have large mass.

## Why is gravitational force repulsive?

It is shown that **reduction of the gravitational mass of the system due to emitting gravitational waves** leads to a repulsive gravitational force that diminishes with time but never disappears. This repulsive force may be related to the observed expansion of the Universe.

## Why is gravity not repulsive?

In the case of gravity, mediated by spin 2 particles, charge is mass, which is always positive. Thus, q1q2 is always greater than zero, and gravity is always attractive. For spin 0 force mediators, however, **there is no restriction on the charges** and you can very well have repulsive forces.

## Is gravitational repulsive?

Now, we know that the mass of the objects that is taken into consideration cannot be negative in nature. Hence, the nature of the gravitational force will always be attractive and not repulsive. Thus, we can conclude that **gravitational force cannot be repulsive**.

## Is gravitational force attractive or repulsive class 9?

We all know that all the forces in nature exist in opposites, but gravitational force is the only force that always attracts every object and **never reples any**.

## Why can the electric force be attractive or repulsive where the gravitational force is always attractive?

What is the main difference between electrical and gravitational forces? Explanation: Electric forces can be attractive or repulsive **because charges may be positive or negative**. In the case for gravitational forces, there are only attractive forces because mass is always positive.