vic asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

If nothing cab go 186,000 miles per second according to Einstein, how can light go that fast?

I think Einstein might have been a little too drunk when he did his theory of relativity 

Update:

Hello people the speed of light is 186,000 per second but if nothing can go that fast how can light go that fast?

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  • 1 month ago

    A cab cannot go anywhere near that speed.

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  • 1 month ago

    Light goes 186,000 miles/second in a vacuum,

    Not in air. Light is a photon not any other object. Photons can go that fast because they have no rest mass. Do not argue with Einstein until you become more intelligent than Einstein.

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  • 1 month ago

    No object of mass can be accelerated to this speed.  When stationary light has no mass and no existence.  You do not accelerate light.  It can ONLY exist at the speed of light and at no other speed.

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  • Jim
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    1 month ago

    Electrons entering from a reactor into the water sometimes are going faster than light, so they give off a blue light as they slow down!

    "Cherenkov radiation is electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through a dielectric medium at a speed greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium. A classic example of Cherenkov radiation is the characteristic blue glow of an underwater nuclear reactor."

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You might want to try reading it again.

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  • 1 month ago

    No massive object can travel at the speed of light. This is also shown by observation in particle accelerators everyday. 

    Answer to update:

    No MASSIVE object can go that fast. Light has no rest mass.

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  • 1 month ago

    He said nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Nothing can go faster than the speed of light.  Light, surprisingly, travels at the speed of light.

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