Do gravity waves transmit gravity?

  1. Oztinato profile image70
    Oztinatoposted 2 years ago

    Do gravity waves transmit gravity?

    Isn't gravity supposed to be like an illusion created by the interaction of matter and space/time? How come gravity is being transmitted by waves like light or xrays? Isn't it better just to say these are "ripples in space/time"?  I am hoping some scientist out there in hub land can tackle these questions. Also if these gravity waves were created during the big bang why aren't they perceivable in the "background radiation" that scientists have already found? Why are they limited to huge twin black holes?

  2. Haseena Firdousia profile image70
    Haseena Firdousiaposted 22 months ago

    The speed of gravitational waves in the general theory of relativity is equal to the speed of light in vacuum, c.[1] Within the theory of special relativity, the constant c is not exclusively about light; instead it is the highest possible speed for any interaction in nature. Formally, c is a conversion factor for changing the unit of time to the unit of space.[2] This makes it the only speed which does not depend either on the motion of an observer or a source of light and/or gravity. Thus, the speed of "light" is also the speed of gravitational waves and any other massless particle.

    1. Oztinato profile image70
      Oztinatoposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks.
      Do you think gravity waves transmit gravity similar to the way a photon transmits light? Could it be theoretically possible to have a gravity torch for example.

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