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GENEVA (AP) -- Scientists at the world's largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light. If that's true, it would break - if not severely twist - a fundamental pillar of physics.
Nothing is supposed to go faster than light. But scientists say that neutrinos - one of the strangest well-known particles in physics - smashed past the cosmic speed barrier of 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers).
The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, says the speeds were detected in a neutrino beam fired from Geneva to a lab 454 miles (730 kilometers) away in Italy.
Baffled scientists are asking others to independently verify the measurements or find other more mundane explanations for the measured speed.
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
we can mover faster than light.
"It's a shock," said Fermilab head theoretician Stephen Parke, who was not part of the research in Geneva. "It's going to cause us problems, no doubt about that — if it's true."
Originally posted by OwenGP185
Sure thats cool but what if time does not even exist...
Originally posted by TechUnique
So if this is correct then.. time travel is plausible?
I'm a noob when it comes to physics.. my apologies.
Originally posted by GrimReaper86
All I'm saying is if a black hole can suck up light because it has such strong gravitational pull. Who is to say that a slightly weaker gravitational pull couldn't effect the speed of neutrino's in space.edit on 22-9-2011 by GrimReaper86 because: (no reason given)