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Posted by Wiley on December 18, 1999 01:48:21 UTC

If the mass of a stellar object can be considered to be concentrated at its center then two objects approaching the mass and moving on parallel courses will move toward each other. Is this a legitimate example of a curved metric? If so how much of GR could be explained by expansion of this effect to multi body systems and where would it fail? I'm pretty sure this is a stupid question but I would really appreciate it if someone would lower themselves to my level. Thanks in advance.

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