Greetings, I learnt that the speed of gravity is the speed of light as einstein predicted that once the sun disappears, the earth would not instantaneously fly out of its orbit but only after an approximate 8 mins then the earth would spin out of its gravitational field tangent to the circle as it takes approximately 8 minutes for light from the sun to reach earth. Ok imagine yourself on ground level on earth. Both of ur palms are together with a piece of paper in between. Logic tells us that the paper falls when both palms are seperate. My question is: Since gravity travels at the speed of light, if we can complete a single " oscilation of ' clapping ' before the gravity from the centre of the earth reaches the paper, would the paper even move (fall)? Though i know that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light..