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Yes, you would think that everywhere on Earth has the same amount of gravity. But there is one spot that has less gravity than anywhere else on the planet.
It was discovered in the 1960s when scientists realized that the Hudson Bay, and surrounding areas, had less gravity than anywhere else in the world. At the time there was no logical explanation for this. They knew that gravity was the force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. But they didn't understand how one place could have a greater force than anywhere else. Newton was the one who discovered the laws of gravity, and Einstein made great leaps and bounds toward understanding them. But it isn't likely either of them could explain the lack of gravity near the Hudson Bay.
No one knows the answer to this really. But there are theories. For example, some say it is because the mantle contains magma that is constantly moving up, down and twirling around. This magma drags the Earth's continental plates down. So, if the mass near the Hudson Bay were larger, then it would be harder for it to be pulled down and thus there would be less gravity.
Another theory would suggest that either an ice sheet or a meteor left an indention at the Hudson Bay long ago. Topographic maps proved that two bulging points are located on the western and eastern sides of Hudson Bay. This is where gravity is the lowest. So the weight of the ice or the impact of the meteor isn't all that unlikely. However, no one really knows the real answer behind this mystery of Canada's lower gravity point.
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