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Is gravitational dilation possible?
« on: 18/04/2015 15:56:20 »
A thought just struck me. Due to the inflationary period light is still catching up with us from the big bang and is shifted. Firstly is this due to the expansion itself? If so then surely, if gravity travels at c, it should also be shifted. The general energy of the total universal gravitational field should then decrease due to this same expansion. This means that the gravitational potential of all objects moving apart, with respect to this expansion, will change. Is this change an increase or a decrease? What does this tell us about dark energy?

EDIT: Would the law of the conservation of energy require another energy source to counterbalance this effect?
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Re: Is gravitational dilation possible?
« Reply #1 on: 18/04/2015 17:51:23 »
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If so then surely, if gravity travels at c, it should also be shifted.

Would that not depend on whether or not gravity travels as waves, rather than on the speed at which it travels? 
 

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Re: Is gravitational dilation possible?
« Reply #2 on: 18/04/2015 18:24:48 »
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If so then surely, if gravity travels at c, it should also be shifted.

Would that not depend on whether or not gravity travels as waves, rather than on the speed at which it travels?

Well the wave would be stretched as the space it occupies increases. This represents an energy loss so the situation is equivalent.
 

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