posted on Apr, 16 2005 @ 02:45 AM
Just for the sake of my intuition, I'm going to assume that it is possible for matter to go faster than light. Now I have to reason out why it is
that we cannot detect it.
I'm using the Sun.
When matter gives off light, it is not done in a continuous stream. Individual atoms within the sun give off singular or grouped photons
intermittently. There is a time gap between each burst of light radiation on a quantum level. On a macro level, so much radiation is being given off
by the sun that we cannot discriminate between the random timings of bursts--it all appears continuous.
The sun is O, and the other marks are various photons (the sun is moving down screen at its normal speed):
But if the sun is moving fast enough, fewer photons are released from each position the sun is in (in the same sequence of marks):
Go fast enough it becomes
At that point I think it would be invisible to us. But I'm just thinking aloud--this has more to do with the frequency of bursts than with light's