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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" 1625 laughin 11-Feb-16 16:34
Re: gravity waves "detected" 608 Susan Doris 11-Feb-16 17:44
Re: gravity waves "detected" 497 Sirius7237 11-Feb-16 18:30
Re: gravity waves "detected" 597 laughin 11-Feb-16 21:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 518 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:23
Re: gravity waves "detected" 556 laughin 12-Feb-16 15:51
Re: gravity waves "detected" 401 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 16:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 508 laughin 13-Feb-16 18:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 549 JonnyMcA 13-Feb-16 18:41
Re: gravity waves "detected" 631 Me 15-Feb-16 15:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 469 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 511 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 405 D-Archer 14-Feb-16 11:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 425 carolb 14-Feb-16 14:54
Re: gravity waves "detected" 417 Sirius7237 14-Feb-16 20:08
Re: gravity waves "detected" 519 carolb 14-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 538 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 457 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:59
Re: gravity waves "detected" 441 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 472 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:29
Re: gravity waves "detected" 387 laughin 14-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 329 skakos 15-Feb-16 14:07
Re: gravity waves "detected" 420 Pete Vanderzwet 11-Feb-16 21:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 540 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:38
Onto Dark Energy waves! 477 Eddie Larry 11-Feb-16 21:34
It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 331 David L 12-Feb-16 12:50
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 424 Spiros 12-Feb-16 17:09
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 485 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 12:47
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 498 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:15
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 450 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 18:53
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 471 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:39
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 406 Aine 16-Feb-16 01:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 530 dong 12-Feb-16 18:36
Re: gravity waves "detected" 529 laughin 13-Feb-16 03:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 455 dong 16-Feb-16 07:41
Liego 445 laughin 15-Feb-16 04:17
Gravity Waves of Propaganda the Sequel 439 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 528 skakos 15-Feb-16 12:58
Re: gravity waves "detected" 488 Aine 15-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 358 carolb 16-Feb-16 00:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 434 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 11:47
Re: gravity waves "detected" 578 carolb 16-Feb-16 12:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 388 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 14:13
Re: gravity waves "detected" 400 carolb 16-Feb-16 14:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 369 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 15:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 511 carolb 16-Feb-16 16:27
Re: gravity waves "detected" 517 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 14:08
Really? 405 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:11
Re: Really? 516 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:32
Re: Really? 506 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 15:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 503 carolb 17-Feb-16 18:05
mods! 456 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 11:13
Re: mods! 540 carolb 18-Feb-16 14:14
Re: mods! 545 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 16:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 624 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 01:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 438 Aine 17-Feb-16 14:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 489 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 369 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:39
Re: gravity waves "detected" 459 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 17:37
Re: gravity waves "detected" 535 Aine 17-Feb-16 18:49
Re: gravity waves "detected" 478 laughin 16-Feb-16 20:24
Re: gravity waves "detected" 325 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 16:23
Gravy Waves 643 D-Archer 20-Feb-16 11:39
Playing devil’s advocate on the discovery of gravitational waves 589 laughin 02-Mar-16 18:23
Scientists: we're 100% convinced 418 laughin 07-Mar-16 17:13
Black holes and big bangs can't co-exist 508 laughin 13-Mar-16 04:52
Re: gravity waves "detected" 452 Observer 20-Apr-16 23:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 457 laughin 21-Apr-16 14:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 372 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:45
Re: gravity waves "detected" 367 laughin 10-May-16 13:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 388 OCaptain 10-May-16 13:21
Re: gravity waves "detected" 440 laughin 10-May-16 19:25
Re: gravity waves "detected" 553 OCaptain 10-May-16 22:56
Re: gravity waves "detected" 457 laughin 11-May-16 15:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 570 JonnyMcA 11-May-16 16:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 551 laughin 12-May-16 16:26
pompousness "detected" 490 laughin 18-May-16 15:25
bump- 2 weeks 588 laughin 27-May-16 15:02
Re: bump- 3 weeks 533 laughin 02-Jun-16 23:20
Re: bump- 4 weeks and why isn't Carolb patrolling the threads 516 laughin 10-Jun-16 15:42
Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 494 laughin 04-May-16 13:15
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 507 D-Archer 09-May-16 19:05
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 332 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:46
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 538 laughin 10-May-16 13:27
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 379 OCaptain 10-May-16 16:39
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 436 laughin 10-May-16 19:10
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LIGO press conf, June 15 466 Observer 15-Jun-16 11:53
Re: LIGO press conf, June 15 450 D-Archer 15-Jun-16 14:48


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