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Posted by Cl on December 30, 1999 17:25:09 UTC

I don't remeber where I heard this but I saw something once about how everytime something accelerates, gravity waves are emitted. The source explained how the Earth's constant (directional) acceleration around the sun was emitting gravity waves, and losing energy. This loss of orbital energy would put the earth in a lower orbit above the sun. In about 10^63 years we will crash into the sun due to this orbital decay. (obviously the sun won't be around but if it was we would fall into it). Anyways If what I said is true then shouldn't all stars succomb to this orbital collapse and eventualy meet the black hole? Then a blackhole does eat galaxies, the bigger it gets the faster this happens. In other words the rate of consupption will only speed up rather than slow down.

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