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What is the speed of gravity?

Mon, 25th Feb 2013

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Question

Bastiaan Bargmann asked:

Dear naked scientists,

 

I have a hypothetical question concerning gravity. If the sun were to somehow vanish, would the earth instantly fly out of orbit or would it stay in orbit for a little while?

 

Bastiaan Bargmann (San Diego)

Answer

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