♥ A graphic showing all 8 planets in our solar system, Mercury through to Neptune, to scale where one pixel = km. Scales were worked out with this very useful solar system scale calculator. Find out more about the planets on the Planet Facts page.
Gravity bends more than just space. It bends time. A massive object such as the Earth does indeed distort the fabric of space and time. This explains why GPS satellites must correct for time distortion: it passes more quickly in orbit than on the Earth.