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Is the following true:

  • Two massive bodies with variable distance between them do not emit GR in any direction

  • Two bodies that revolve around common center will not emit in the plane of their orbits

  • But they will emit in all other directions with the maximum along the axis of rotation perpendicular to the orbit's plane

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"Two massive bodies with variable distance between them do not emit GR in any direction." This is certainly false, since the Hulse-Taylor system has an elliptical orbit. –  Ben Crowell May 3 '13 at 3:48
    
Statement #2 is contradicted by Schutz, A first course in general relativity, p. 231. –  Ben Crowell May 3 '13 at 3:55
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