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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Re: Light Speed Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by Justin/">Justin on April 23, 1998 00:27:15 UTC

: : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Hi there. : : : : : : Can anybody explain me why we go beyond the light speed.

: : : : : : Thanks.Bye.

: : : : : What do you mean???? Beyond the light speed???

: : : : : If you mean why do we not stop with light as the fastest speed that's because light doesn't travel at the same speed. It all depends on the median in which it is traveling ie. water, air,space.

: : : : :Since light has no intrinsec mass,it would take an infinite amount of energy to reach its speed (according to Einstein's E=mc2),and your mass would then become infinite.Moreover,if you could go faster than light speed in the vacuum(300 000 km/s) ,you would run time backwards.

: : : And technically, your mass would be infinite. Therefore, you would be at every point in the universe at the same time.

: : What if at the speed of light, your mass doesn't become infinite, but instead it becomes indefinite? That could be a new rule of physics, wouldn't it? Unfortunately, with our technology, we can't prove that theory. However, that could be a possibility. Then you wouldn't occupy every part of the universe, you simply wouldn't exist. : I have heard from some people that we have already invented faster than light travel but we don't have the money to go out and use it. Plus we don't want something to happen to the astronaut. But I don't know what to say to them because you would have to have more than an infinite amount of energy. So that is what I say to them. I would like to believe we are advanced enough to go 186,111 miles per second on my opinion we are just too primitive. I think that maybe if we study on it enough we could invent a space ship that could go light speed. I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

We do already have the technology. All we have to do is smash two spaceships going half the speed of light together, and their speed of impact will equal the speed of light! I bet Einstien never thought of that eh?