Is the speed of light absolute?

Posted by: Kreakin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30944584

  • Yes it is. 186,282 miles per second in free space

  • No, it seems not.

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  • Special Relativity. The speed of light really is absolute. No particle moves faster in relation to it. Ignorant people think it can be done but it really can't. Its like saying an electron can be attracted to an electron. It just can't be done.

    Posted by: Letrus
  • Very thought-provoking question. I feel like there are probably other undiscovered particles that have the potential to travel faster than the speed of light.

  • Look at the link shown in the description.

  • No. It can be slowed down in water and air. In a perfect vacuum, it is 136 282 mi/s, but elsewhere, it is modulated by what it is moving through.

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HansPeteIsGay says2015-01-24T19:13:41.4612180-06:00
Only thing absolute is that I am gay
apehater3 says2015-01-24T19:14:11.5769907-06:00
Only thing abosulte is i am black
Subutai says2015-01-24T19:20:57.3455984-06:00
Interesting question.
PetersSmith says2015-01-24T19:21:29.2202159-06:00
Only Siths deal in absolutes!
Kreakin says2015-01-25T03:47:38.0927450-06:00
The discovery here is that after the photon leaves the filter back into free space it does not return to normal light speed but remains slower. This was thought to be impossible as the speed of light in open space was thought to always be an absolute. It appears however that the shape of a photon is malable and the shape has an influence on it's speed even in free space. The possibilities of the are incredible.
Lukas8 says2015-02-02T08:56:07.5630090-06:00
Only under perfect conditions.

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