A Neutrino/photon commonalities

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Do massive objects deflect the trajectories of neutrinos?
We know the results of Einstein's experiment in 1919. Simply stated, the sun deflected the paths of photons. The results were exciting for many reasons--one of which was that photons have no mass. Neutrinos do have mass. Do other massive objects, such as the sun, deflect the paths of neutrinos?
 

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Yes. Why would neutrinos be any different from any other massive particle in this regard?
 
Thank you for the rapid response Orodruin.
 
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Yes. Why would neutrinos be any different from any other massive particle in this regard?
Don't Neutrinos have nonzero rest mass and still travel at lightspeed? Could this possibly give them the inertia needed to continue in a straight line, piercing stars and galaxies unbent as well as unslowed?
Doubtful, but do we know?
 
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They typically travel at a speed very close to but below the speed of light. The difference is too small to measure it but it is there.
Everything is deflected by gravity. This is a property of spacetime, it doesn't depend on the particle type.
 

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