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Newton assumed that a gravitational force acts directly between Earth and the Moon. How does Einstein's view of the attractive force between the two bodies differ from Newton's view?

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    Perhaps what the question is getting at is that Einstein perceived the gravitational potential as a property of the space containing the various bodies and dips in the fabric of the space or potential wells as a massive object is neared.

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