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posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 10:45 AM
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Scientists at Nasa can allready accelerate particles to the speed of light, if they can do this then why have they not created a form of travel for humans which can do the same, or have they, if the government did not keep there secret ships and intelligence from us then we would allready be exploring the depths of the universe,


Cyclotrons reach an energy limit because of the relativistic effects at high energies whereby particles gain mass rather than speed. Though the special theory of relativity precludes matter from traveling faster than the speed of light in a vacuum, the particles in an accelerator normally travel very close to the speed of light, perhaps 99.99%. "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_accelerator"
Even traveling this fast would allow us to reach places such as planet x or places beyond our milky way, so why don't we

[edit on 22-3-2005 by Undergroundpunk]




posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 10:46 AM
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Um... When did scientists ANYWHERE accelerate particles to the speed of light? Perhaps you could provide a link supporting that outrageous claim.



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 11:57 AM
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even if they did acceerate some particles to the speedof light theres no telling what kind of an affect that speed would have on the human body. it would need to be tested out before rushing in and making a new form of travel for us



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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Are u trying to say that because particles can be accelerated to the speed of light then this can be used for propulsion by space craft? I think it would take an enormous amount of these particles traveling out the back of a space ship to produce even the equivelant of a light breeze, it sounds very much like the way an ion drive works. If there was a way to utilise this kind of propulsion then it may be viable but to reach these huge speeds, even
0.75 c will require something like the energy output of the entire earth for years which is beyond us at the mo even though the tech based on it might not be.



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 12:44 PM
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Oh, the way you worded that previously made it sound as if not in a particle accelerator. Well yeah, in a particle accelerator things can get moving pretty fast, but nothing has reached the speed of light yet. And how could these particles be used for propulsion?



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 12:47 PM
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news.bbc.co.uk...

Take a look at this.....



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