posted on Dec, 14 2013 @ 09:12 AM
While the speed of light in a vacuum is technically a boundry that we can not simply physically overcome through speed alone, I'm not so sure that
it's a leash yanking us back.
First: we've not even come anywhere near the speed of light with any space craft at this point. The fastest spacecraft so far is New Horizons,
setting the record at a paltry 21 km/s when it passed through the Jupiter system.
Speed of light is 299,792 km/s. So our fastest craft right now has attained only 0.007% of the speed of light.
NASA's Juno space craft, on it's way to Jupiter, is expected to break New Horizon's record, reaching up to 40 km/s. That is a whopping 0.010% of
the speed of light!
It is not so much that we can't cross the speed of light. Right now, we can't even get close to it using the technology that we are using (reaction
If you think about it, what is limiting us from reaching the stars is not so much how fast we are going. Rather the distance of the stars themselves.
A single light year is close to 57 TRILLION miles. And the closest visible star with the naked eye, Alpha Centauri is 4.3 times that distance.
It's not so much that "someone" created a speed limit (that is like complaining that your car only goes 60 Mph.....yet you don't use it, and walk
If you want to complain about it, then it's someone's fault for putting other stars so far away from each other.