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Hang On to The Sun


To distract attention from the Jonah/Rich ‘blank space’ controversy, I thought I would post the following rather disturbing piece of information from the New Scientist:

“Light-speed gravity means that if the Sun suddenly disappeared from the centre of the Solar System, the Earth would remain in orbit for about 8.3 minutes – the time it takes light to travel from the Sun to the Earth. Then, suddenly feeling no gravity, Earth would shoot off into space in a straight line.”

Thanks, I think, to blogger Sasha Castel for highlighting this new worry.


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