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Posted by Astrophysicist on August 10, 1998 09:24:04 UTC

Basically what RFL is saying, is that gravitons, which some think are emitted in some way from bodies of matter, don't have anything to do with the speed at which you're going. Now, gravity, through gravitons, should they be proven to exist, which is doubtful, can accelerate objects motion by pulling those objects in towards them. It pulls things towards them. I know you already know about gravity pulling on things, but this is how I get wormed up. Hang with me here. Anyways, gravity causes warpage of spacetime. This warpage slows time as observed by somebody sitting far away from the source of the space-time curvature. The lack of this curvature, or the lack of gravity, allows objects to move through time at a more "normal" rate. So no, gravity (or gravitons) does not control the "rate" or the "way" that an object passes through spacetime, but it does affect it. However, it's also important to remember that other things affect an object's passage through time as well. In example, speed(acceleration)and energy fields (from magnetic fields to strong electric currents), are two things that also affect the flow of time as observed by our people sitting on the sidelines. Hope that helps clarify things for you.

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