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  1. #1 frequency of gravity waves 
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    if gravity is possible in the form of waves then they must be having some frequency.right?


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    correct. they would cover a wide range of frequencies as illustrated by this quotation from the Wilipedia article on the topic.

    "The sources of gravitational waves described above are in the low-frequency end of the gravitational-wave spectrum (10-7 to 105 Hz). An astrophysical source at the high-frequency end of the gravitational-wave spectrum (above 105 Hz and probably 1010 Hz) generates relic gravitational waves that are theorized to be faint imprints of the Big Bang like the cosmic microwave background."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravita...rth-Sun_system


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    experiment:to make a mirror that would reflect the gravity waves
    is this possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by parag
    experiment:to make a mirror that would reflect the gravity waves
    is this possible?
    First off, I should point out that gravitational waves are not responsible for the force of gravity. The first is gravitational radiation and the second is due to the gravitational field. They bear a simular relationship to each other as the one light has to the magnetic field around a magnet. So, if you are thinking that a gravity wave "mirror" could be used as a type of gravity shield, this is not the case.
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    Fluxuation of a gravity field propagates at the speed of light. Thank you, Einstein.
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