Hi, it's my first post here, though I've long viewed these forums without a registered account. I was thinking about gravitational waves, and what exactly they would do. From what I understand, these waves affect everything with mass in the universe. The force they exert is exponentially decreased the farther any specific object is from the point of the wave's propagation, but any given mass is still affected by these waves. If this is so, why wouldn't supremely accurate (billion decimal point) weight measurements, if they existed, be affected by the pull or push of these gravitational waves? Granted, the gravitational attraction exhibited by Earth would be the first and foremost force acting on any subject one could weigh, but wouldn't a near infinite amount of minute gravitational waves affect the force exhibited by Earth's gravitational attraction by pushing towards it or pulling against it? Couldn't a gravitational wave travel straight through Earth to push the subject being weighed away from the center of Earth, thus lightening its weight even minutely?