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Evidence found for speed of gravity

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity

news.xinhuanet.com said:

BEIJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found evidence supporting the hypothesis that gravity travels at the speed of light based on data gleaned from observing Earth tides.

Scientists have been trying to measure the speed of gravity for years through experiments and observations, but few have found valid methods.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 29 December 2012 - 11:23 PM, said:

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity

Waspie, thanks for posting. I must say say that while I am in constant admiration of how experimental physics progresses, it is in my honest opinion dwarfed by the accomplishments of the theoretical physicists a century ago, laying down an incredibly solid foundation upon which we are still building and one that has proven surprisingly strong.


Edited for confusion between century and decade...ahem, a bit late here :-(

Edited by badeskov, 30 December 2012 - 11:27 AM.

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