The speed of Gravity

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The speed of Gravity

Postby Event Horizon on May 15th, 2018, 5:14 pm 

I was wondering how fast does gravity propagate through spacetime. I assume it propagates at lightspeed, but assumptions are dangerous things sometimes. Presumably we can calculate this from great celestial events like binary stars or black holes colliding. And I guess a follow-up question would be, does gravity always propagate at the same speed? Through matter vs through the vacuum of space for instance. Do we know this yet?
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