# Can energy bend space? [duplicate]

I know mass bends the space around it and I also remember matter can be converted into energy and vice versa, so my question is: can energy interact with space in a similar fashion as matter does?

• possible duplicate of How energy curves spacetime? Mar 16 '15 at 6:44
• I think there are many other duplicates as well. This was just the first one I found in a search of this site. Mar 16 '15 at 6:45

Yes, the source of the gravitational field in general relativity is the stress-energy tensor The $00$ component is the total energy density