The effects of retarded gravitation and of retarded gravitational waves has long been understood. The author seeks to explain something that has already been well known for over 70 years. That all of the author's references are from wikipedia should convince the author of this. The quality of this submission is on par with a high school science report. Thus, it is not appropriate for any research journal.

**This is a reply from a famous scientific journal:**The effects of retarded gravitation and of retarded gravitational waves has long been understood. The author seeks to explain something that has already been well known for over 70 years. That all of the author's references are from wikipedia should convince the author of this. The quality of this submission is on par with a high school science report. Thus, it is not appropriate for any research journal.

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**My reply:**

First of all, I would like to thank Heiliyon for affirming my paper.

This paper is indeed suitable for high school students to read, as long as they have a certain knowledge of calculus. The concept of gravitational waves was proposed a long time ago. But it didn't use Newton's gravitational equation, calculus, and law of conservation of energy to derive a new gravitational equation like my paper. F = (G*M*m/R^2)*(c-v)/c, this gravitational equation is the first one I proposed and proved. It was also the first time I applied it to the orbit calculation of planets such as Mercury.

If someone has put forward what I said decades ago, please provide evidence. Otherwise please respect this fact.

In addition, a paper that can be read by high school students must be a good paper and a classic paper.

Thanks

Tony