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Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
#21
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
is it an inherent property of a quark to move, and to move at great speeds ?
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#22
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
(12th December 2016, 15:04)vorlon13 Wrote: is it an inherent property of a quark to move, and to move at great speeds ?

Quarks are super complicated because they are subject to the strong force which confines them such that they never travel isolated from other quarks that cancel out their "color charge".
But it goes roughly like this: In the Proton and Neutron they are confined in a small space by the strong force, and by virtue of the Heisenberg principle that means that they need to have momentum - you can estimate from the proton size and Heisenbergs formula how much roughly.
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#23
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
aha

thanx
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#24
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
Quote:But I seem to remember they shot something out that was faster than light.

Perhaps they shot jesus out their asses?



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#25
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
Jesus is already everywhere at the same time.

How could be blown out of an ass change anything ?
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#26
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
(12th December 2016, 09:43)abaris Wrote: But I seem to remember they shot something out that was faster than light.

Yeah... gossip.
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#27
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
(12th December 2016, 10:23)Rhondazvous Wrote:
(12th December 2016, 10:10)Stimbo Wrote: Weight is a function of gravity, which is proportionate to mass - which is why on the Moon you would weigh a sixth of what you do on Earth. However, mass is essentially the amount of matter contained in an object. The two are not the same.
Now that was clear, concise, precise and to the point.

Thank you Smile. Probably not necessary, but just to hammer this home: another way to picture the difference is to imagine being in freefall on the ISS. You are weightless, so you float around the cabin. But smacking into the bulkhead is the moment you become aware of your mass.
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#28
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
Doesn't time stand still at the speed of light.
Maybe photons can't travel any faster because they would go backwards in time stopping them from going any faster.
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#29
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
(13th December 2016, 06:52)Little lunch Wrote: Doesn't time stand still at the speed of light.
Maybe photons can't travel any faster because they would go backwards in time stopping them from going any faster.

Basically, yeah. The abovementioned fact that the speed of light is always the same has as a direct consequence that your time would have to stand still if you're going at the speed of light.
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#30
RE: Why Can't Anything Travel Faster than Light?
(13th December 2016, 07:45)Alex K Wrote:
(13th December 2016, 06:52)Little lunch Wrote: Doesn't time stand still at the speed of light.
Maybe photons can't travel any faster because they would go backwards in time stopping them from going any faster.

Basically, yeah. The abovementioned fact that the speed of light is always the same has as a direct consequence that your time would have to stand still if you're going at the speed of light.

That just means that photons don't age as they traverse the Universe...
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