If the sun were to suddenly disappear (explode) would the gravitational effects of that be experienced here on earth instantaneously or eight minutes. I guess I am asking if information can travel faster than the speed of light?
By Kevin Pitts
July 8, 2012
The following article originally ran in the Commentary Section of the Champaign Urbana News-Gazette on July 8, 2012. For those of you not local to central Illinois, the Congressional district in which the University resides (IL-13) has an open seat. The candidates for the seat are Rodney Davis (R) and David Gill (D).
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