« on: 19/07/2021 23:16:01 »
Quote from: Kartazion
gravity is only quantified energyPhysicists do think that gravity is quantised, with a hypothetical particle called the graviton.
The electromagnetic force is far more powerful than the gravitational field.
- Compared to the more familiar photon (force carrier for the electromagnetic force), the graviton carries very little energy.
- Our current technology has no way to detect individual gravitons
- But we can just detect the tsunami of gravitons unleashed by dramatic events like black holes merging
For our current technology, in our Solar System, you could just as easily treat gravity as being continuous (ie not quantised). It is only in extreme environments like the event horizon of a black hole that the quantised nature of gravitation will probably become important - but we don't know, because current formulations of quantised gravity don't work, either!
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