posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 07:05 AM
reply to post by ALLis0NE
I understand your argument. However, since Einsteinian Gravity is a curvature of Space-Time caused by mass, wouldn't it take some amount of time for
the curvature of Space-Time to return to 'neutral' after the Sun winks out?
Consider the popular image of a tautly stretched rubber sheet with a bowling ball a causing a 'dimple' in the sheet. Remove the bowling ball and the
sheet returns to its flat state. But that return to flat takes some definite length of time.
So my answer is that however long it takes, the Earth would experience a gradually diminishing gravitational effect from the Sun as Space time
That rubber sheet image might even be more apt than otherwise expected, because I don't see any reason why the 'fabric' of Space-Time wouldn't
oscillate for a time before returning to 'steady-state'. (Actually yes I do, it would require the 'fabric' of Space Time' to possess inertia, and
that doesn't seem reasonable to me for some reason. Its been a very lllloooonnnngggg time since I've thought about this stuff in any depth).
At any rate I expect it wouldn't be a smooth ride for the Earth.