# How was the universal gravitational constant G first discovered?

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How was the universal gravitational constant G first discovered?

## Gravitational Constant:

The gravitational constant consists of a physical constant involved in the calculation of the gravitational force exerted between two bodies with the product of the masses and the inverse square of the distance between them. This concept follows Sir Isaac Newton law of gravitation.

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View this answerGravitational force was discovered by Sir Isaac Newton, but the G universal constant was accidentally found by Henry Cavendish in 1797 - 1798 in an...

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