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I guess the most accurate method of measuring the speed of gravity is to find a way to make a large massive object simply APPEAR out of nowhere and see how long it takes for nearby objects to get pulled towards it.

One cannot *create* matter unless he has immense quantities of energy. Which we do not have the technology to harness and store
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

All in all it all means almost nothing at all...

It means a lot for string theory, which means a lot. People thought that developments in microwaves were useless but from that we got microprocessors and nuclear energy ... You can't deem it useless as you cannot predict the future. A further knowledge of string theory can help us develop technologies unimaginable to us currently, such as the manipulation of dark energy (which outweights matter by about 90%). The manipulation of such an energy will bring us closer to a type II civilization (We're currently about type 0.8 ... we have a long way to go)
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Gravity is just the physical influence of string theory. Each atoms thread tugging other atoms.

Gravity is one of 4 forces that constitute string theory. The other 3 "influence" the behaviour between particles just as much (relatively). String theory is comprised of 4 forces, and seeks the explain the behaviour of both micro and macro particles using a combination of the 4 forces
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g = 9.81 m/s2 = 32.2 ft/s2 Who cares! It ain't no how gonna make me car go faster biggrin.gif
Oh really? If you drive your car downhill, it doesn't go faster?
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Oh really? If you drive your car downhill, it doesn't go faster?

Pushing it off a cliff is more effective, but it's a 1 time use only.
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Pushing it off a cliff is more effective, but it's a 1 time use only.
Good idea, let's ask him if he will help test the hypothesis.
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The article actually explains the propagation for laypeople better than I have seen over these pages. Not sure why there was so much difficulty understanding what is going on.
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The article actually explains the propagation for laypeople better than I have seen over these pages. Not sure why there was so much difficulty understanding what is going on.

I'm intrigued by your avatar ... what should I google to know more about it?
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Yep, or reverse it: If the sun were to instantly vanish (unrealistic, but whatever), the earth would continue to "orbit" it as long as we could see it, since the update in gravity (the curvature of space-time) had not reached us yet. Then once we saw that the sun no longer existed (since the lighted had stopped reaching us) we would stop orbiting, since space-time would have reverted to a flat-state. Its cool, but also insane. It means technically speaking, we would orbit NOTHING for about 8 minutes.

Exactly this.
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Anyone else also wants to smack his head on his desk when reading posts in science threads?
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I would think that gravity moves faster than light, black wholes. But on the other hand there are different levels of gravity so does that mean different speeds?
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Dont think that the speed of light will be our gravity. It will of course alter for different planets and all. Just like the black holes gravity is faster then the speed of light.

These two for example make no sense at all.

On topic: I thought that gravity traveling at light's speed was already know, or at least assumed to be very likely because of the relativity theory. Like doomlord52 said: we would only lose orbit around the sun the moment we receive no sunlight anymore.
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g = 9.81 m/s2 = 32.2 ft/s2 Who cares! It ain't no how gonna make me car go faster biggrin.gif

Just the sine of the angle between the road and the horizon multiplied with 9.81 would be the additional acceleration you get, simple as that.
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On topic: I thought that gravity traveling at light's speed was already know, or at least assumed to be very likely because of the relativity theory. Like doomlord52 said: we would only lose orbit around the sun the moment we receive no sunlight anymore.

It hasn't been experimentally proven/confirmed.... and that what they are trying to do.

Also note, their results indicate that the speed maybe slightly slower or faster than speed of light/information.
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It hasn't been experimentally proven/confirmed.... and that what they are trying to do.
Also note, their results indicate that the speed maybe slightly slower or faster than speed of light/information.

Slightly slower implies that gravity itself has mass which is confusing. Slightly slower would mean that for practical purposes if the sun disappeared we'd lose light at virtually the same time as we lose orbit.
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