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Particles Moved Faster Than Speed Of Light.....

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Apparently those crazy guys at CERN are claiming some particles moved faster than the speed of light, throwing the theory of relativity into doubt.

Neutrinos—ghostly subatomic particles—may have been observed traveling faster than the speed of light, scientists announced this week.

If confirmed, the astonishing claim would upend a cardinal rule of physics established by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago.

"Most theorists believe that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. So if this is true, it would rock the foundations of physics," said Stephen Parke, head of the theoretical physics department at the U.S. government-run Fermilab near Chicago, Illinois.

Pretty wild B)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/110923-neutrinos-speed-of-light-particles-cern-physics-einstein-science/

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/09/neutrinos-and-the-speed-of-light-a-primer-on-the-cern-study/

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Apparently those crazy guys at CERN are claiming some particles moved faster than the speed of light, throwing the theory of relativity into doubt.

Pretty wild B)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/110923-neutrinos-speed-of-light-particles-cern-physics-einstein-science/

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/09/neutrinos-and-the-speed-of-light-a-primer-on-the-cern-study/

I see no logical reason why the speed of light was thought to be the maximum speed possible. As light does not have a mass it cannot accelerate (or it has infinate acceleration and deceleration). Particles however, do have a mass and will continue to accelerate as long as there is a force applied to them. Maybe the question should always have been,"is it possible to apply a force to a mass which is travelling at almost the speed of light"? It seems the answer was yes, and all that was required was the equipment to make it happen.

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Apparently those crazy guys at CERN are claiming some particles moved faster than the speed of light, throwing the theory of relativity into doubt.

Pretty wild B)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/110923-neutrinos-speed-of-light-particles-cern-physics-einstein-science/

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/09/neutrinos-and-the-speed-of-light-a-primer-on-the-cern-study/

Isn't this the third (at least) thread on this topic lately? ;)

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Isn't this the third (at least) thread on this topic lately? ;)

The OP lives in Alpha Centauri - takes while for web pages to arrive there even if they're travelling faster than light speed. :P

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The OP lives in Alpha Centauri - takes while for web pages to arrive there even if they're travelling faster than light speed. :P

I do apologise for not reading every thread on these forums.

I must keep up! :P

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The bartender says: "We don't serve your kind here."

A neutrino walks into a bar.

News alert: CERN says some particles can move faster than light!

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I see no logical reason why the speed of light was thought to be the maximum speed possible. As light does not have a mass it cannot accelerate (or it has infinate acceleration and deceleration). Particles however, do have a mass and will continue to accelerate as long as there is a force applied to them. Maybe the question should always have been,"is it possible to apply a force to a mass which is travelling at almost the speed of light"? It seems the answer was yes, and all that was required was the equipment to make it happen.

It isn't. It is merely the energy asymptote for particles with real mass.

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