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Why is space so afraid of matter?

  1. Jun 12, 2009 #1
    Mmmm: If matter has mass and its effect on space is too weigh down on space then why are people looking for gravitrons. Is not the "gravitron" the mass feature of the atom weighing down on space? Another way of thinking about it is that space moves around mass because the mass of matter is greater than the mass of space. The resulting curveform of gravity is how space manages to entertain mass.
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2009 #2

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    First, it is not "gravitron", it is "graviton". And the graviton is a quantum physics concept, while mass "curving" space (not "weigh down") is from relativity. The two theories just don't "play well together"!
     
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