Neutrinos and Gravity
Name: Justin L.
Could gravity be the effect of neutrinos? I know that, in
stars, the energy released was not as much as predicted mathematically,
and that we were able to detect tiny neutrinos as the source of that
missing energy(I think!) I know that neutrinos BARELY react with matter,
but the DO once in a while. So could the force of gravity ACTUALLY be the
effects of the millions and millions of neutrinos pushing down on us?
Like, if you have these particles pushing down on all sides, and say you
are standing on the earth, some of the neutrinos are deflected as they
pass THROUGH the earth, not many, but some. So there are less pushing at
your from below than there are from above. Not much less, but less. Could
this be what gravity really is? Instead of some graviton we can't detect?
Is gravity actually a PUSH, not a PULL?
If you are going to come up with a new theory of gravity, then it is your
job to explain how this theory accounts for phenomena explained by the
for example, how would neutrino pressure cause planets to orbit the sun?
Not very likely. It is known experimentally that neutrinos interact with
other types of matter only at very short distances -- of the order of the
size of atomic nuclei and smaller. But gravity is a long range force
interacting with matter over very large distances. So it is difficult to see
how the short range could be converted into a long range interaction.
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