In this problem, we are going to apply Newton's law of gravitation.

Newton's law of Gravity:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{F}}}_{{\mathbf{G}}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{G}\mathbf{M}\mathbf{m}}{{\mathbf{R}}^{\mathbf{2}}}}$

When the distance between the two stars decreases by half, the force between them

A) decreases by one quarter

B) decreases by one half

C) increases by twice as much

D) increases to four times as much

E) stay the same

*And Why?

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