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  1. #1 Does spacetime behave like pizza dough? 
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    Ok, bear with me.. I noticed most of the threads on here are wordy and technical but I hope you don't mind a conceptual question from a layman

    The premise being that when you get a ball of dough, and you apply pressure to the middle of it, you create an indentation towards which things will fall. But the dough doesn't just disappear, nor is it entirely compressed, a lot of the dough will be pushed out to the sides as the indentation is made.

    I guess my question is - gravity 'warps' spacetime, but what does spacetime do as a reaction? Does it simply stay compressed under the mass of a large body, or does it find an outlet somewhere where it sort of evens itself out?

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