Thought016, Origin of Gravity, discussed the slowing down of time caused by matter. The slowing down then caused gravity. Thought016 describes how gravity starts. This week's ThursdayThought describes the mechanism of gravity.

The image above shows Matter working to slow down the embedded clocks and more distant Space working to speed them up. The embedded clocks remain in equilibrium if differences in the rate of time passage are inversely proportional to the area over which they operate. In other words, an inverse square relationship maintains the equilibrium. At least, this is how it would seem.

This relationship raises a question. If distant space speeds up the embedded clocks that are closer to the matter, then those embedded clocks must slow down distant space. The question is: "What keeps distant space from slowing down?" The answer to that question will suprise most people.