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(physics) a wave that is hypothesized to propagate gravity and to travel at the speed of light

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Internal gravity waves in a dipolar wind: a wave-vortex interaction experiment in a stratified fluid.
While gravity waves have yet to be detected, he posits them from observations of binary stars.
When a plane flies through them, the sensation is like being in a small boat on a stormy sea but, where a boat's skipper can see rough sea, gravity waves in the air usually are invisible, and pilots often do not know they are present until they are flying right into them.
which definitively argues that the waves are most likely gravity waves.
These have never been observed, and when some accounts of detecting gravity waves were published, the physicists involved had to quickly retract them.
The fluctuations, known as inertia gravity waves, can often be seen from the surface of the Earth as stripy features in clouds.
The presence of the free surface allows the propagation of gravity waves at the speed of [square root of gh].
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Gravity waves -- ripples in the fabric of space-time generated by black holes and other massive objects -- are another great mystery.
From this one can hypothesize that ordinary gravity waves (the waves that compose the standing wave) move at near infinite velocities since its frequencies would be so high coming from an infinitesimally small portion of matter.
Physicist Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravity waves in 1916, but until now no technology has been powerful enough to prove his theory.
These theorized ripples are called gravity waves, spreading outward like sound waves.
Paul Davies is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Adelaide and a prolific author of popular books on the universe, the quantum world, superstrings, gravity waves, the forces of nature and similar subjects.
You'd think a book with a title such as this would begin with a review of basic principles of natural law and the nature of scientific inquiry, and gradually build to advanced notions, Instead we dive right in with five pages on Newton's Principia, then leap immediately to four pages on gravity waves, a speculative concept from astrophysics that makes for entertaining ruminations, but which is pretty far afield from "what everyone needs to know" about science.