Newton's law of gravitation

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Synonyms for Newton's law of gravitation

(physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

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Newton's law of gravitation is still valid in all contexts except those in which the objects are travelling at or near the speed of light.
Thus one gets a rather modified Newton's law of gravitation and Kepler's laws defined with this effective constant while retaining their usual forms.
Researchers failed in several searches for deviations from Newton's law of gravitation to establish the existence of a previously unknown "fifth" force (141: 14; 142: 215).
We have found that instead of considering perturbation to the Earth-Moon system, we suggest that these effect can be modeled with having an effective coupling constant (G) in the ordinary Newton's law of gravitation.
Applying Newton's law of gravitation, the scientists then estimate the amount of mass that must be present to account for such rapid motion.