Is a magnetic field a type of light?


I know that light is an electromagnetic field, but what kind of light to magnets emit which gives them their special gravity?

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  1. Electromagnetism, magnetism, and electric fields are all aspects of a single force called electromagnetic force. In electromagnetism, the force is carried by ‘real’ photons whereas static electric and magnetic forces in quantum theory are carried by ‘virtual’ photons, a somewhat murky concept since the virtual photons cannot be directly detected.

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