So, I heard the other day from someone online who claimed that if the sun would to suddenly disappear that the Earth would still travel in its regular path for 8 minutes before breaking off. The person claimed that because it takes light 8 minutes to reach Earth, and that since nothing can travel faster than the speed of light that it would take the information that "the sun was gone" 8 minutes to reach the Earth thus the Earth wouldn't react until 8 minutes later. Is this accurate? And if so, can someone explain to me how? Thank you very much.