# Take a guess on what I am

Any fragment has me
yet I am unseen
I depend on another's mass
From the tiniest to the enormous

and if I would ever happen to be ceased
without me all the universe would be fixed

• Is it a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another? – Vepir Oct 18 '17 at 13:29

I am going to guess the answer is

gravity

not visible
based on mass
required for orbits

Not sure about the any fragment has me

• But without gravity interstellar objects would also drift apart faster – Siddhartha Oct 18 '17 at 13:43
• @Siddhartha Let's see if it gets the check – paparazzo Oct 18 '17 at 13:44
• I think the "Any fragment has me" refers to the fact than any piece of matter exerts gravitational force on its surroundings, no matter how large or small that mass is. – DqwertyC Oct 18 '17 at 16:21
• Friendly reminder: We generally put Spoiler tags around answers to avoid revealing the solution to someone who wants to attempt the puzzle on their own. If commenters then reveal the answer outright in their comments, it defeats the entire purpose. Please don't. – Rubio Oct 18 '17 at 16:26
• @Rubio Then I don't understand your comment. – paparazzo Oct 18 '17 at 16:35

My guess is that you are

An Electron

Any fragment has me

Anything can be split into atoms which contain electrons

yet I am unseen

Can't be seen by the naked eye

I depend on another's mass

Depend's on a proton which has a mass (Atomic mass for # of protons)

From the tiniest to the enormous

Small atoms to large ones

and if I would ever happen to be ceased

Electrons are always moving

without me all the universe would be fixed

Nothing would change or react without electrons passing between atoms?

• Err... Electrons do have a Mass. I think the OP probably means that mass of electron is 1/1850 times that of proton(hence, the dependence upon another object's mass) – Sid Oct 18 '17 at 13:51
• I didn't mean that they did not have a mass, just that they are drawn to a proton's mass. But yeah, perhaps. – Sensoray Oct 18 '17 at 13:56
• @PaigeMeinke, they are drawn to a proton's charge. – NH. Oct 18 '17 at 15:18
• You right. Well I guess a large charge = large # of protons = large mass – Sensoray Oct 18 '17 at 15:26
• Friendly reminder: We generally put Spoiler tags around answers to avoid revealing the solution to someone who wants to attempt the puzzle on their own. If commenters then reveal the answer outright in their comments, it defeats the entire purpose. Please don't. – Rubio Oct 18 '17 at 16:26

I think all of the clues point to the following answer:

Time

• Usually an answer will include how each stanza fits your answer. – Jason V Oct 18 '17 at 15:51
• @Ben I was about to provide this answer with the appropriate additional explanations relative to the question. Then I saw your answer and decided to suggest that you edit your answer to be more complete. I do believe that your answer is the correct one...just incomplete – Dr t Oct 18 '17 at 17:00
• how does that depend on mass? – AsheKetchum Oct 18 '17 at 18:10
• @AsheKetchum A clock that is under the influence of a stronger gravitational field than an observer's will also be measured to tick slower than the observer's own clock. Time dilation – Oleg Oct 19 '17 at 3:55
• That would not mean the actual time is going slower, it is just the mechanism of the clock ticking slower. – Red fx Oct 19 '17 at 9:38

you are

Gravitational Waves

Any fragment has me

Every object that has mass, creates gravitational waves

yet I am unseen

Gravitational waves cannot be seen

I depend on another's mass

Gravitational waves only take effect when there is another object with mass that the waves can act upon

From the tiniest to the enormous

Again, all objects with mass generate gravitational waves

and if I would ever happen to be ceased without me all the universe would be fixed

gravitational waves create the movements in space. Without them, there would be no 'outside' force to generate motion.

• What you refer to is in their most basic sense, ripples in space-time. – paparazzo Oct 18 '17 at 18:19

I think you may be

An orbit

Any fragment has me yet I am unseen

Fragment to me sounds like it is refering to physical matter. Used in this context all fragments have orbiting electrons. Generally you cannot have matter without orbiting electrons. Also the orbital path itself cannot be seen with the naked eye.

I depend on another's mass

Electron orbits are dependant upon the mass of the nucleous in order for them to orbit.

From the tiniest to the enormous

The smallest objects like atoms to the biggest objects like planets and stars can have orbits.

and if I would ever happen to be ceased without me all the universe would be fixed

I am no physicist but I believe if orbits were to cease its possible matter itself could be fixed, or for lack of a better term standing still (If it even existed for that matter...).

As I said before

I am no physicist so some of the atomic decriptions I gave may not be 100% accurate.

You are

SpaceTime

Because every fragment will take up at least some.

It is definitely not view-able.

It is defined by the masses around it.
(tiny and enormous)

If it ends, the universe ends.

It could be

Energy OR Attraction

Any fragment has me

everything consists energy as well everything attracts towards something

yet I am unseen

we cant see energy and attraction

I depend on another's mass

Mass is actually a transformation of energy into elemental particles & then atoms and also the Amount of attraction/force depends on mass

From the tiniest to the enormous

small and large everything has both!

and if I would ever happen to be ceased without me all the universe would be fixed

without energy/Attraction all universe would be fixed

Is it

GOD

Any fragment has me

god exists in everything .

yet I am unseen

we can't see god.

I depend on another's mass From the tiniest to the enormous

God exists if we think GOD exists ..else GOD doesn't exist.

and if I would ever happen to be ceased without me all the universe would be fixed

This universe is run by GOD