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Correct. Relativistic mass does not contribute to the curvature of spacetime.

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In SR, there is no gravity, and mass does not curve spacetime.

In GR, spacetime curvature is caused by the stress-energy tensor, whose components are frame dependent. The relativistic mass is one component of the stress-energy tensor in some frames, and so does curve spacetime. In frames in which there is no relativistic mass, this is made up for by changes in other components of the stress-energy tensor, so that the spacetime curvature remains the same regardless of frame.

In GR, spacetime curvature is caused by the stress-energy tensor, whose components are frame dependent. The relativistic mass is one component of the stress-energy tensor in some frames, and so does curve spacetime. In frames in which there is no relativistic mass, this is made up for by changes in other components of the stress-energy tensor, so that the spacetime curvature remains the same regardless of frame.

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