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quote:Originally posted by SimmerBut since there is no way of getting information from the sun faster than that we should live each 8.5 minutes as though it were our last!Actually, is that true? If the Sun blew up, would the gravitational changes propogate at the speed of light or instantaneously?
quote:Originally posted by gsmollinGravitational changes would propagate at the speed of light. Actually, unless the explosion were un-symmetrical, there would be no gravitational changes here, until ejecta reached earth's orbit.