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When solid objects move through space, they follow certain rules that let us predict how they will act. The first three rules are known as Newton's Laws of Motion, and they say that:

These rules work for most situations, both on Earth and in space. But we have to make special rules when we are thinking about the speed of light. First, the theory of relativity says that space and time are essentially the same thing, so that things have to move in space and time at the same time, or it's the same thing for something to move in time and in space. This also means that

Second, the theory of special relativity says that


Bibliography and further reading about movement:

Gravity
Momentum
Friction
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