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How can gravitons pass so effortlessly through a solid?

  1. Mar 16, 2004 #1
    I realise gravitons are only a theory, but what do the theorists have to say about gravitons traveling easily through huge amounts of solid?
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2004 #2

    ShawnD

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    I always through that gravitons worked a bit like magnets but with only 1 pole that always attracts. The gravitons are not flowing like electrons, they merely emit a field.
     
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  4. Mar 16, 2004 #3

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    Since gravitons have yet to be discovered, one can only guess as to their passing through solids. However, it should not be so strange. Neutrinos do it all the time. Most neutrinos pass through the earth without any interaction. Of the three forces acting on a microscopic scale, neutrinos are subject only to the weak force. Gravitons are subject to none of the three, so they would be less likely to interact.
     
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