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CERN: Particle Faster than Light

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fussiler1, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Fussiler1

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    But from what I heard, something that's moving faster than the speed of light would... Go back into time. :O
     
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    I know that I know nothing about the physics but if something moves faster than the light shouldnt it go unseen as the light cant catch it?
     
  4. The Reborn Devil

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    Light can still hit the object and then bounce off. For example if the object moves towards the light source. However, it cannot be seen if the object moves away from the light source, as the light won't be able to hit the back part of the object and then bounce back to your eyes.
     
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    We can't essentially "see" a neutrino regardless, its beam is detected with massive instruments.


    Also, I doubt this will pan out into anything mildly significant for two reasons;

    1. Einstein has been tested again and again, he has always been right.

    2. Relativity and the theories surrounding the speed of light were thought experiments, not measurements. They were later proved with practical experiments.

    My point being that without a foundation behind "why" neutrinos are supposedly travelling faster than the speed of light, the measurements we're getting might as well be scribbles. AFAIK it wasn't a dedicated experiment with the purpose of actually finding out if neutrinos can travel faster than light, so there's no real back drop to it.



    It'll probably turn out to be some measurement or reading error.
     
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    Einstein is still right.
    We just have to use the term: "Speed of Neutrinos" now :p
    Either that, or the speed of light changes sinusoidally with an average being the constant that we all know as 300000000 m/s

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    OR the detector had lag :ogre_hurrhurr: (lolnoobs)
     
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    Right now, assuming that the data is correct:

    Code (Text):
    mass relativistic = mass constant / SquareRoot(1 - (v^2/c^2))
    is wrong.
     
  9. MGCǂSpectre

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    We know the basic things in physics. We still don't know all about gravity and many other things. Nothing surprising that is one of the things yet to be discovered or rather, revealed in case some of the technology is on top secret level hah.
     
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    Oh, i have heard of this a week or so ago. All I can say is, in my opinion, this still is just a hypothesis. Until it is furthermore proven in more cases, I'd not consider it as a 100% true fact. But, from what We've seen so far, it's more than reliable for further study.
     
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    As mentioned prior, theoretically, and according to the theory of relativity, a particle faster than light would be travelling backwards in the stream of time. Particle and theoretical physicists have put the theory of relativity to the test many times, and it has always checked out as correct. I believe a careful examination of the data collected and the scientific instruments should be in order - there's no way you can declare this a new, consolidated find on a first try.
     
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    I wouldn't call it first try when they worked on this for 3 years and did the same test over and over thousands of times.
     
  13. Elite Slayer

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    You know what I mean - this is considered revolutionary, because it is the first series of endeavours to consolidate this. It has yet to be confirmed by the scientific community, showing there is still a margin for error.
     
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    Ftl is real!
     
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    Indeed, their Dungeon Master II: The Legend Of Skullkeep RPG was great for its time.