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Neutrinos Cannot Beat the Speed of Light



blog-0980925001384194298.jpgBack in 2011, there was much debate over test results that placed Neutrinos as the only particle to pass the speed of light, something thought impossible by scientists and researchers. In September of 2011, a team of particle physicists detected neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light as they traveled from CERN to the Gran Sasso Lab. The particles were said to have beaten the speed of light by 60 nanoseconds, a result that held true even with thousands of repetitions of the process.

The findings contradict a century's worth of physics and, as said in Wired UK's article, "It's Official: Neutrinos Can't Beat Speed of Light": "The results... would overturn Einstein's special Theory of Relativity if true." The CERN laboratory wanted to ensure this was true, and called for more tests and experiments to assess the findings.

In all four experiments held to evaluate the assessments, the Neutrino placed below the speed of light, confirming the less exciting, but more believable truth that the technology used to measure them originally was faulty to begin with. It was announced that the error was "attributed to a faulty element of the experiment's fiber-optic timing system."

What do you guys think? Could there possibly be a particle to surpass the speed of light, or will the dubbed "cosmic speed limit" hold? Comments and questions below.


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