I have a question that popped into my head the other day and I haven't been able to find an answer for it. Keep in mind I'm not a physics student, so if it's an easily solved question, I'm sorry. The experiment I am about to describe is very impractical, but it was my original thought, and I think it gets the point across. Ok, there are two men floating in open space where there is very little gravity. They have a rope that stretches the distance from Earth to the Sun. There is no slack in the rope and one man is at each end. If one of the men decided to pull on the rope, would it take eight minutes for the man on the other end to see his end of the rope pull away from him? If so, what is happening to the rope during this process? *I guess what I am describing is more of a pole, but I always saw it as a rope in my mind.