|Author(s)||Clarence L Dulaney|
If neutrinos have any mass, they could cause gravity, for example in the earth-moon system, by being preferentially absorbed by the earth, thus leading to a smaller number of neutrinos hilling the moon on the "space ward" side. It is shown that a minuscule effect would be produced in the temperature and in the increase of the mass of the moon. The increase of the mass would change the period of the moon's orbit, but would be too small to overcome tidal effects. Calculations are made on these effects, for various potential neutrino speeds and percentages absorbed.