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Does energy travel in a straight line?

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July 03, 2014 6:42PM

Energy does always travel in a straight line. It is true that close to a massive object the energy may 'appear' to bend, but this is simply because mass bends space, a straight line through curved space is still a straight line. So the reason that energy travels in a straight line is because a straight line is actually defined as the path taken by a beam of light!