Cary L. Brown wrote:
Sorry, you're totally off-base.
It "doesn't project anything?" I'm guessing you're not particularly familiar with contemporary thinking regarding how gravity works.
Granted... we don't KNOW how gravity works. We have theories, with so little REAL supporting evidence that they don't really rise above the level of hypotheses and really ought not be called "theories" at all.
But most thinking on the topic, today, refers to "mass" in this sort of fashion.
As far as mass shadows go, there's a line of thinking in modern physics (if I'm remembering correctly) that postulates that gravity is such a comparatively weak force because it effects higher dimensions, essentially "leaking" across the different branes that make up space. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it does show that it's just as possible with Star Wars as it is with Star Trek to wring out of real physics equaly thin justifications for their respecive pseudosciences.