WTF Fun Fact – Speed of Gravity

Gravity moves at the speed of light and is not instantaneous. If the sun were to disappear, we would continue our elliptical orbit for an additional 8 minutes and 20 seconds, or the same time it would take us to stop seeing the light (according to general relativity). – WTF Fun Facts

Source: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/GR/grav_speed.html

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