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Isnt that a really open question, yes on earth its 9.8 m/s but it depends what planet your on, no? but in outer space, where its a vacuum...gravity doesnt exist....am i wrong?
Originally posted by alundaio
Gravitation is an effect not somthing that can be measured with speed.
One thing I would like to know is, if gravity is a constant, which would be affected by mass. Does Distance affect gravity?
Originally posted by robwerden
Ok check this out.
You are in the world of star trek and you have a matter transporter capable of transporting an entire star.
You go to the star and transport it from one galaxy to another, billions of light years away.
The star previously was the gravity source that held 9 planets in orbit around it. The farthest planet around this star is 10 light hours away.
So if gravity acts instantly then does the planet instantly start flying off into space or does it take 10 light hours to happen?
Every scientist I have asked this question to has said it would take 10 hours for the planet to change its direction because nothing can travel faster than light. They also said gravity is a wave form and must obey the laws of physics.
I feel that gravity is faster than light. It is simply such a weak force that it can not be measured unless you do an experiment such as the star trek transporter experiment.
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
Perhaps gravity travels as fact as its voltage or gravity potential
and slows down as the inverse square law.
Until far away it have no gravity influence.
Thus having no influence over far away objects, which is what we observe.
Or seem to observe.
Originally posted by science lol
reply to post by robwerden
Why do you 'feel' gravity is faster than light? Especially when experts have suggested otherwise.