Do quarks temporarily lose mass when giving off gravitons?

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Imagine a quark, which has x mass. The quark gives off a graviton, which has y energy. My question is, before the graviton "snaps" back, would the quark lose mass equivalent to y energy?
That is,

xnew = xold - y

Where
xold is the mass of the quark,
xnew is the mass of the quark after giving off a graviton of y energy.
 

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No. You have apparently not studied the QM version of Conservation of Energy.

(Oh, and we're not sure Gravitons exist. Pretty much the same argument applies to Gluons, Photons, and W and Z bosons.
 
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I haven't studied it; I'm not even out of my freshman year of high school. But you did give me something I might learn in my pass time. Thanks!
 

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