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If the Sun suddenly disappeared, it would take about eight minutes for Earth to become dark (due to the speed of light). How long would it take to feel the absence of the Sun’s gravity?

John Boliek, Hockessin, Delaware
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According to Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, if the Sun were to suddenly disappear, Earth would feel the absence of the Sun’s gravity in the same time it would take for it to “feel” the absence of the Sun’s light. So, about eight minutes.

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