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We Can Use The Law Of Conservation Of Momentum

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Posted by Duane Eddy on August 20, 2003 03:33:59 UTC

We can use the law of conservation of momentum.

A photon reflects from a mirrored surface and leaves in the opposite from which it came.
The photon momentum change is transferred to the mirrored surface.

A Photon approaches and preforms a half orbit around a neutron star leaving the opposite direction from which it came. The momentum of the photon must have been transferred to the neutron star. For this to occur the photon must have attracted the neutron star slightly. Conservation of momentum must be maintained. The Photon must have mass properties. The photon rest mass may be zero but the photon is not at rest so it has mass.

Also the increase in mass due to velocity of a particles approaching the speed of light has been verified and measured. This indicates that “velocity” mass is a real measurable quantity of mass which effects its surroundings.
The mass of a photon must be equally real and affect its surroundings.

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