Although travelling faster than the speed of light is supposedly the one record not to be reckoned with, two German scientists seem to claim otherwise.
The individuals in question have recently demonstrated that travelling faster than the speed of light is in fact a possibility. This accomplishment goes against a theory produced by one of the most infamous professor’s of all time.
Einstein quoted that nothing, under no occurrences, can move faster than 186,000 miles per second. His special theory of relativity has in fact been in demonstration for decades now.
According to conventional physics, an astronaut moving beyond the speed of light would in fact arrive at his destination prior to leaving.
Despite Einstein’s theory, two physicists from Germany are said to have forced light to overcome its own speed limit.
The experiments carried out by the two physicists are said to revolve around the travel of microwave photons. Microwave photons are in fact energetic packets of light, which are displayed through two prisms.
Moving the prisms away from each other caused the majority of prisms to reflect off the first encountered prism, which in turn allowed them to be picked up by a detector.
A few photons however managed to escape the prism, which allowed them to tunnel through a gap, which separated them. This should of course only happen if the prisms were still held together.
Although the few unattached protons travelled a further distance, they were still able to arrive at the detector at exactly the same time as the reflected photons.
This exact procedure certainly goes a long way to suggest that the transit between the two prisms was in fact faster than the speed of light.
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