Reply to post: Re: @Mikel

Boffins' gravitational wave detection hat trick blows open astronomy

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Re: @Mikel

Of course it's a tidal effect. That's what LIGO measures, right? But not in an N-body system, but in a self-sustaining wave.

Assume for simplicity the energy in the gravitational wave is fully deposited in a body blocking its path with a surface of 1m² orthogonal to the radiation vector at 1 ly distance. How much energy is that? Should be easy to compute...

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