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laughin Wrote:

> But some kind radiation has, in the past, been
> what they tried to make gravity to be
> all part of the "unification of the forces)
> process

This is incorrect. they are talking about teh unification of different forces/interactions. You use the word radiation as if it has only one meaning pertaining to EM. Alpha and beta radiation for example are particles, you get proton, and heavy ion radiation treatment for some cancers. The Weak force is mediated by W and Z bosons, and these are not EM radiation, but yet The EM force is unified with the Weak force at high energies. Your view is far too simplistic and misunderstood.


> whatever it is, HAS to travel faster than light,
> because the effect of gravity does
> [grahamhancock.com]
> ,1040448#msg-1040448

Actually no. Gravity in a Newtonian gravity framework is instantaneous. In general relativity it has a finite speed, that of the speed of light. Gravitational waves cannot exist is Newtonian gravity. that is why this result is such a milestone, as it once again proves that the framework for general relativity is correct, and that Newtonian gravity is not correct, although the latter is a good approximation for slow speeds and small mass.

> So they are saying that space is rippling, not
> that some particle is traveling THRU space FTL
> also, remember, space isn't made of particles (so
> get any ideas of aether out of your head right
> now)
> If a ripple of "space" (chuckle) can travel faster
> than light can travel through it
> then GR isn't violated,
> the effect can be as fast as needed
> and if no particles are exchanged
> no bosons or gravitons needed
> (bosons!, we don't need no stinking bosons)
> which explains why they haven't been found!!!!
>

Like all waves, gravitational waves are energy propagation through space. In the case of gravitational waves, this is manifested through the waving of space-time, just like an electromagnetic wave is a waving teh the electromagnetic field. Just like the electromagnetic field, no medium is required to carry the wave (unlike sound waves for example). As to why gravitons havent been found. Since gravitons are the quantised vibration of the gravitational field (much as photons are the quantised vibration of the EM field), and since an ensemble of gravitons would make up a gravitational wave (much like an ensemble of photons make up an EM wave), and since we have only just developed apparatus sensitive enough to detect gravitational waves, I think you are asking too much as to why we have not yet found gravitons!


> Hey, I'm just trying to interpret their "findings"
> before the Nobel
> (it looks better to have the story straight
> beforehand)

> now the big question...?
> what's shakin'? (an old hippy expression :) )
> what (and how) is grabbing ahold of space and
> shaking it?
> especially since there is nothing to grab ahold
> of.....

It is an interesting question, and general relativity is not the end of the subject on how nature works, since at the quatum level it breaks down. When, or if, we ever develope a completely consistant theory of quantum gravity your big question may be answered...or not.

BTW, its best to refer to them as gravitational waves. Gravity waves are something entirely different [en.wikipedia.org]

Jonny

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gravity waves "detected" 1453 laughin 11-Feb-16 16:34
Re: gravity waves "detected" 488 Susan Doris 11-Feb-16 17:44
Re: gravity waves "detected" 382 Sirius7237 11-Feb-16 18:30
Re: gravity waves "detected" 478 laughin 11-Feb-16 21:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 397 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:23
Re: gravity waves "detected" 426 laughin 12-Feb-16 15:51
Re: gravity waves "detected" 280 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 16:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 383 laughin 13-Feb-16 18:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 434 JonnyMcA 13-Feb-16 18:41
Re: gravity waves "detected" 489 Me 15-Feb-16 15:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 357 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 395 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 295 D-Archer 14-Feb-16 11:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 319 carolb 14-Feb-16 14:54
Re: gravity waves "detected" 305 Sirius7237 14-Feb-16 20:08
Re: gravity waves "detected" 414 carolb 14-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 424 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 349 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:59
Re: gravity waves "detected" 321 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 365 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:29
Re: gravity waves "detected" 287 laughin 14-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 215 skakos 15-Feb-16 14:07
Re: gravity waves "detected" 314 Pete Vanderzwet 11-Feb-16 21:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 425 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:38
Onto Dark Energy waves! 378 Eddie Larry 11-Feb-16 21:34
It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 228 David L 12-Feb-16 12:50
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 313 Spiros 12-Feb-16 17:09
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 378 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 12:47
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 385 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:15
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 338 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 18:53
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 359 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:39
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 300 Aine 16-Feb-16 01:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 424 dong 12-Feb-16 18:36
Re: gravity waves "detected" 401 laughin 13-Feb-16 03:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 337 dong 16-Feb-16 07:41
Liego 342 laughin 15-Feb-16 04:17
Gravity Waves of Propaganda the Sequel 318 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 419 skakos 15-Feb-16 12:58
Re: gravity waves "detected" 377 Aine 15-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 236 carolb 16-Feb-16 00:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 323 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 11:47
Re: gravity waves "detected" 436 carolb 16-Feb-16 12:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 281 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 14:13
Re: gravity waves "detected" 291 carolb 16-Feb-16 14:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 271 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 15:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 374 carolb 16-Feb-16 16:27
Re: gravity waves "detected" 402 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 14:08
Really? 291 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:11
Re: Really? 393 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:32
Re: Really? 377 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 15:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 403 carolb 17-Feb-16 18:05
mods! 341 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 11:13
Re: mods! 427 carolb 18-Feb-16 14:14
Re: mods! 402 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 16:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 518 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 01:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 338 Aine 17-Feb-16 14:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 373 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 263 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:39
Re: gravity waves "detected" 323 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 17:37
Re: gravity waves "detected" 415 Aine 17-Feb-16 18:49
Re: gravity waves "detected" 367 laughin 16-Feb-16 20:24
Re: gravity waves "detected" 214 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 16:23
Gravy Waves 525 D-Archer 20-Feb-16 11:39
Playing devil’s advocate on the discovery of gravitational waves 468 laughin 02-Mar-16 18:23
Scientists: we're 100% convinced 302 laughin 07-Mar-16 17:13
Black holes and big bangs can't co-exist 410 laughin 13-Mar-16 04:52
Re: gravity waves "detected" 329 brett z 20-Apr-16 23:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 342 laughin 21-Apr-16 14:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 256 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:45
Re: gravity waves "detected" 208 laughin 10-May-16 13:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 270 OCaptain 10-May-16 13:21
Re: gravity waves "detected" 326 laughin 10-May-16 19:25
Re: gravity waves "detected" 451 OCaptain 10-May-16 22:56
Re: gravity waves "detected" 329 laughin 11-May-16 15:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 410 JonnyMcA 11-May-16 16:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 431 laughin 12-May-16 16:26
pompousness "detected" 368 laughin 18-May-16 15:25
bump- 2 weeks 469 laughin 27-May-16 15:02
Re: bump- 3 weeks 405 laughin 02-Jun-16 23:20
Re: bump- 4 weeks and why isn't Carolb patrolling the threads 420 laughin 10-Jun-16 15:42
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Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 413 D-Archer 09-May-16 19:05
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 215 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:46
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 433 laughin 10-May-16 13:27
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 279 OCaptain 10-May-16 16:39
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 334 laughin 10-May-16 19:10
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Re: LIGO press conf, June 15 345 D-Archer 15-Jun-16 14:48


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