# Frequent question: Does matter take up space and has mass?

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## What take up space and has mass?

Anything that has mass and takes up space is matter.

## Can something take up space and not have mass?

The standard model knows a few particles that take up space (fermions) but have no mass, they are called neutrinos.

## Why matter has mass and takes up space?

Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. Mass gives an object the property of weight and inertia (resistance to change in the motion of an object). … If something is in a solid state of matter, it has a definite shape and volume. The volume of an object is the amount of space it occupies.

## Is matter anything that has mass and weight?

In scientific contexts, mass is the amount of “matter” in an object (though “matter” may be difficult to define), whereas weight is the force exerted on an object by gravity. … Objects on the surface of the Earth have weight, although sometimes the weight is difficult to measure.

## Can you have force without mass?

So in conclusion, yes, something without mass, the photon, can apply a force; this is done through it’s momentum. Experimental verification must be done carefully, for a force may be applied by absorption, or reflection.

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## What has no mass?

In particle physics, a massless particle is an elementary particle whose invariant mass is zero. The two known massless particles are both gauge bosons: the photon (carrier of electromagnetism) and the gluon (carrier of the strong force). … Neutrinos were originally thought to be massless.

## Does light have mass?

Light is composed of photons, so we could ask if the photon has mass. The answer is then definitely “no“: the photon is a massless particle. According to theory it has energy and momentum but no mass, and this is confirmed by experiment to within strict limits.

## What is matter made up of?

All matter is made up of atoms, which are in turn made up of protons, neutrons and electrons. Atoms come together to form molecules, which are the building blocks for all types of matter, according to Washington State University.