Would/do gravity waves make our solar system ripple on a gravity wave?

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Offline acecharly

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does the blackhole at the center of the milky way throw out waves of gravity that make the planets in our solar system bob up an down like a string of floats on the sea? if nobody knows does anybody know if the planets in our solar system do rise up and down in their plain around the sun to some degree?

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Offline syhprum

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Any gravity wave passing thru the solar system must cause some disturbance of the planets but the effect is overwhelmed by the local "gravity waves" produced by the movments of the planets themselves.
We are dealing with very small forces here.
A blackhole by its self produces very little in the way of gravity waves it is only when two rotate together or colase that any appreciable amount is produced.
« Last Edit: 27/06/2012 23:12:42 by syhprum »