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Binding photons together slows them down and gives them mass.

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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:49 PM

Light is the square root of energy over mass.
So yes Photons must have mass! They may have zero 'rest' mass but they are not at rest either.

As strange as it sounds our math shows this must be somehow true:

E = mc^2

Or if we rearrange the equation,

c^2=e/m
or
c=√e/m

I think a photons mass is probably inversely proportional to it's wavelength, but I'll need to look that up.

How could a star bend a light wave if it didn't have mass? How could a black hole suck light in?

Also, keep in mind that virtually all matter is essentially condensed light
c=√e/m

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:54 PM

Nicely put.
Has anyone seen the paper? Got to the MIT website and read a more in depth story but no link to it.
If it its true then I wonder just how much it can be entangled.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:54 PM

The concept that all matter is condensed light (E=mc^2) is the entire basis of the "the universe is a matrix" theory.

Therefore all physical materials are Holographic representations.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:57 PM

I would very much like to read the paper.

I think this might be a "Bose–Einstein condensate" aka 5th state of matter experiment but I'm not sure yet. I'd like to know more.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:58 PM

Thanks for the explanation. Condensed light makes sense.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 08:59 PM
If you do want to look at the paper then here's the link. FYI looks like you need to be a scientist and log in. Or pay to look at it.

science.sciencemag.org...

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:00 PM

If the cooled rubidium cluster is able to sustain itself enough to slow down massless photons and appears to attach to them something that slows the photons down during entry process and after exit preventing the light particles from regaining light speeds upon exit and causing a triplet group of photons to form, it does appear to have BEC qualities.
As far as being a lighter then gas like medium remaining stable at ultra low temperatures...

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:01 PM
Basically what i take from this is they are quantumly (I just invented that word) entangling three (3) photons.
That is impressive in and of itself. As for the 3-photon entanglement having mass I find that hard to believe.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:02 PM
They are no longer photons then.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:03 PM
You can in turn build matter with photons within this medium possibly.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:03 PM

Thanks. That's what I was thinking too, but I don't know too much about condensates. Somehow the subject just keeps popping up lately.
edit on 15-2-2018 by BELIEVERpriest because: typo

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:17 PM
don't forget the momentum component to that equation.
E=MC2 is not the full equation.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:27 PM

E^2 = p^2c^2 + m^2rest c^4 ?
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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:29 PM
yes thank you

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:31 PM

Thank you, I'm glad you referenced that.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:32 PM
Using E = mc^2 to base an energy ,mass equivalence upon is ambiguous therefore mass here is relativistic mass. The correction -

E = m c^2 / sqrt( 1 – v^2/c^2)
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posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:41 PM
yeah so according to that equation which i don't disagree with. If you were to travel the speed of light your energy would be infinite.
Or to be exact "undefined" since we can't divide by zero.

edit on 15-2-2018 by Deluxe because: Adding more clarification.

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:43 PM
What is "mass"?

Mass is both a property of a physical bodyand a measure of its resistance to acceleration (a change in its state of motion) when a net force is applied.[1] It also determines the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction to other bodies.

any stationary body having mass has an equivalent amount of energy, and all forms of energy resist acceleration by a force and have gravitational attraction. In modern physics, matter is not a fundamental concept because its definition has proven elusive.

The mass of an object determines its acceleration in the presence of an applied force.

A body's mass also determines the degree to which it generates or is affected by a gravitational field.

Gonna make another post, one sec...

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:46 PM

originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest

That's my assumption, but I also don't believe photons are really "massless", but have a ground state non-zero mass that we can't measure yet.

Yes that would seem to be the case.

But if they can add mass to photons, how long would it be before the black hole weapons are created?

posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 09:52 PM

When I die, I hope it's because of a black hole bomb, or something cool like that.

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