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**New Theories / Re: Does light emit a gravitational field?**

« **on:**08/11/2018 18:07:11 »

In the framework of the gravitoelectromagnetic description of gravity (GEM) a photon cannot be the source of a gravitational field

Indeed, from the first Maxwell-Heaviside equation it follows that the source of the gravitational field generated by an object is the rest mass of that object. So a photon, being an object without rest mass, cannot generate a gravitational field.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitoelectromagnetism

*because its rest mass is zero.*Indeed, from the first Maxwell-Heaviside equation it follows that the source of the gravitational field generated by an object is the rest mass of that object. So a photon, being an object without rest mass, cannot generate a gravitational field.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitoelectromagnetism