Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: Will all moving objects with mass generate gravitational waves?« Last post by Bogie_smiles on Today at 02:14:28 »
There is gravity between you and the Earth, even when there is no relative motion between you and the Earth.Gravity exists even if there is no place for objects to go because the density of the ground or the tension of the surface they are resting on exceeds the local gravitational force. Never-the-less all mass still produces gravitational waves.
- This gravity is sufficient to cause lethal injuries if you fell from a height of just 10 meters.
- However, if you add up all the gravitational wave influences from all the sources, that would probably amount to less than the impact of air molecules on your body - completely imperceptible
I conclude that the chorus of gravitational waves permeating the universe cannot be the cause of gravity - by many orders of magnitude.
Of course, I would not recommend being in close proximity to colliding black holes, as that would be really spoil your day.
Because the equations for gravity have all been worked out, and because they boil down to the relative proximity and motion of objects with mass in space, gravity follows the mass around in the form of either relative motion, or a potential to cause relative motion.
The force of gravity is in the proximity of the surrounding massive objects, in accord with the equations that have been developed to quantify it. So isn’t it safe to say that the cause of gravity is in the relative mass of objects, their relative motion, and the potential for their masses to cause relative motion?