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shouldn't gravity travel at light speed immediately

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if gravity travels at c(light speed), why aren't objects pulled to earth at that speed?

Since the velocity of gravity is 9.8 meters per second squared, will it eventually accelerate until it maxes out at c then hold constant?

And if that is the case, then why doesn't the gravitational pull between objects and earth immediately travel at c like photons?

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Closed as per community consensus as the post is This question is not about graduate-level upward physics
asked Apr 19, 2012 in Closed Questions by kdavis8 (-10 points) [ no revision ]
recategorized Apr 6, 2014 by dimension10

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