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Observed Speed May Vary; Jury Out On Actual Speed

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Posted by Mike Pearson on August 28, 2002 17:49:02 UTC

Hi Yanniru
You wrote:
"When e is greater than one, as in all media, the speed (of light) is less than the speed in vacuum."

Through a medium, light may richochet...follow a less direct path than the crow flies. Our observation of its transit through the medium might not yet be able to measure the additional distance it may have traveled. to accomplish what we feel is a geographical standard distance.

Please comment.

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