Gravity waves in media

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Are gravitational waves slowed by media? Electromagnetic waves are slowed when traveling through dielectric media because the electric field polarizes the media. If a gravitational wave travels through matter, then the matter shifts around, much like the dielectric, right?
 
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Technically yes, but that effect will be negligible due to the extremely weak gravitational interaction
 
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oops. I do mean gravitational.
 

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