A small object placed in the gravitational field of a more massive object will a. accelerate toward the more massive object. b. accelerate away from the more massive object. c. move toward the more massive object at a constant speed. d. move away from the more massive object at a constant speed.
Two objects allowed to move freely will accelerate toward each other in response to the gravitational forces between them. It doesn't matter whether they have equal masses or vastly different masses ... each object accelerates toward the other one. The less-massive object has greater acceleration, and the more-massive object has smaller acceleration. Yes. When you fall to the Earth, the Earth falls to you, but with less acceleration because it has less mass than you have.