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Graviton and photon point particles in reality

  1. Aug 11, 2008 #1
    Suppose you have a fine layer of dust facing perpendicular to a strong gravitational body. If gravitons are point particles then could you expect to observe the gravitons pulling at the dust particles one by one as they come into contact with the dust or would the dust move uniformly closer to the gravitational body and reveal no specific points of gravity and gravitons?

    Simalarly, if you have a straw with a photon detector at the bass and you point the head of the straw towards a distant star would you observe an unbroken stream of photons from that light source or would photon detection be hit and miss? If it is a constant stream, then how is a distant light source able to emit such a fine mist of point particles over such a vast area between itself and the detector?
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