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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-05 10:33 PM
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16. GTOR is a theory of Gravity.
The explanation is simple. When an event happens to change a gravitational field, the distortion of space-time which is a result of that change travels like ripples in a pond at the speed of light.
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  -Dear Scientific Types: Question about the propagation of gravity anarch  Sep-19-05 09:31 PM   #0 
  - When I die, I want to come back as a quantum being  tridim   Sep-19-05 09:35 PM   #1 
  - we are all quantum beings...  anarch   Sep-19-05 09:58 PM   #7 
  - Well  bonito   Sep-19-05 09:36 PM   #2 
  - and black holes...there's another good question  anarch   Sep-19-05 10:21 PM   #13 
  - It is not instantaneous  mahatmakanejeeves   Sep-19-05 09:37 PM   #3 
  - but the sun we see is always 8.3 minutes old...  anarch   Sep-19-05 09:56 PM   #6 
  - I love DU  Turbineguy   Sep-19-05 09:47 PM   #4 
  - I sometimes wish I'd studied something like electrical engineering  anarch   Sep-19-05 10:16 PM   #12 
     - At the risk  Turbineguy   Sep-19-05 10:22 PM   #14 
  - Einstein's General Theory of Relativity  longship   Sep-19-05 09:54 PM   #5 
  - but I thought GR explained gravity as a geometric effect,  anarch   Sep-19-05 10:06 PM   #9 
  - One thing that may aid your confusion...  Salviati   Sep-19-05 10:28 PM   #15 
  - That's a very good point,  anarch   Sep-19-05 10:34 PM   #17 
     - Never doubt his noodly appendage.  Ready4Change   Sep-20-05 09:46 AM   #21 
  - GTOR is a theory of Gravity.  longship   Sep-19-05 10:33 PM   #16 
  - It propagates at c because the "graviton" is (should be) massless  Salviati   Sep-19-05 10:15 PM   #11 
  - Gravity propagates at a speed of c`  Salviati   Sep-19-05 10:03 PM   #8 
  - OK -- gotta think about that one for a while  anarch   Sep-19-05 10:12 PM   #10 
  - Think of it this way.  Ready4Change   Sep-19-05 10:42 PM   #18 
  - my problem is,  anarch   Sep-19-05 10:59 PM   #19 
     - There ya go.  Ready4Change   Sep-20-05 09:36 AM   #20 
  - Erm I might be wrong, but...  Meldread   Sep-20-05 11:04 AM   #22 
  - Gravity waves are variations in local gravity;  rman   Sep-20-05 01:38 PM   #23 
     - right - and at this point not yet observed, but predicted by theory  anarch   Sep-20-05 02:27 PM   #24 

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