If a black hole has a radius past which light cannot escape. How does the gravity get out? If the force carrier of gravity, the graviton, travels at the speed of light it too would be trapped. Assuming there are black holes and they are gravitating bodies, then the force carrier of gravity must exceed the speed of light. Is this possible? Expansion faster than light is already part of Guth's early inflationary model. Two opposing views might be that gravity is faster than light or that space-time once curved by a gravitating body remains curved even after the body has disappeared into a black hole. Which of these ideas fits the galactic rotation velocity curve better?