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Light Is The Fastest Moving Thing, Right??

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Posted by Chris Duncan on March 30, 2000 22:30:59 UTC

O.k., here is my question. Einstein himself said that light is the fastest moving thing in the universe. Light is a form of energy. If what almost everybody is saying is correct, then energy has mass. Well, the same Albert Einstein that proved light to be the fastest moving thing in the universe, said that the gravity well of a black hole can pull light into it. He also theorized that black holes continually shrink due to the energy being emitted called "gravitational waves". If gravitational waves are a form of energy, thus having mass, then why isn`t it being pulled in as well? I mean, if the velocity of light-energy isn`t enough so it can`t escape, does the gravitational wave-energy move faster? Or did Albert Einstein contradict himself?

This really is puzzling me, so if anybody can help me,thanks alot.

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