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Originally posted by Hedera Helix
Is your friend familiar with QUANTUM TELEPORTATION?
I also recently learned that the JPL received communications from the Mars Rover (Spirit) using QT... which was accidentally discovered during an investigation by someone who had originally been looking for the source of another problem with the rover's usual communication of data.
Originally posted by wylekat
You know what's missing?
The signal itself for people to hear. I want to hear it, how about anyone else?
Originally posted by network dude
so If an object breaks the sound barrier, there is a loud explosion at that exact moment, what happens when the light barrier is broken? Since it's never happened that we know of, it's all just a guess, but it might be a real bright flash of light like what was seen at the beginning of this event. So in theory, it could be another civilization experimenting with their new technology. Just a thought.
Originally posted by milkmustache
How can something be observed traveling faster than light? Would the light it produces actually travel faster than itself?
Originally posted by milkmustache
I'm curious about something, see if my feeble little brain can grasp this.
How can something be observed traveling faster than light? Would the light it produces actually travel faster than itself? The light created and reflected couldn't possibly travel faster than light I wouldn't think, so the object we would see would only appear to be traveling light speed? How would they determine how many times faster than light something is traveling if all we know is light speed? Maybe the light speeds up as well? I just don't see how we could observe such a thing. But then again I know nothing, have no expertise in anything science. Just like to think big.
Originally posted by Cassey222
I think one thing people miss about the idea of objects going faster than the speed of light is our own technological limitations. We use a system of measuring science to prove it's validity. However we fail to realize the tools we use are themselves limited to light speed. So no device we have could ever measure anything faster than light speed since the electrons zipping around inside of those devices cannot exceed the speed of light... thusly even if you point a gadget at something going faster than the speed of light the device will return a negative result. The way the astronomers were able to conclude this beam was traveling faster than the speed of light was through observation; a measurement certainly, but it was an observation of distance verses starting location and ending location, everything in the middle is unseen(the act of it moving 4x the speed of light). To be quiet honest it very well could be a radio transmission but unless we can 'see' it at 4x the speed of light we will never be able to slow it down and interpret it. If we want to ever get past the "Eintsonian" laws of physics we need to throw them out and begin thinking outside of our limited POV.
Originally posted by win 52
Being able to plot movement means that it isn't on a head on course with Earth, correct? Unless it is in orbit around something else, which seems to be the pattern.
Could the light barrier also be a time/dimension thing? I have heard that outside of 3D, time does not exist.