Author Topic: Now just wait a minute  (Read 3252 times)

Offline Seabear

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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2013, 02:56:17 PM »
Quote from: "daddattack"
What is the speed of light, really?
I mean, other than a guessed estimate, it shouldn't be a set number. There actually shouldn't be a limit....

Really, it's 299,792,458 m/s... I guess this is more of a Physics topic than Astronomy, but it's surprising that this didn't come up; a huge amount of astronomy and cosmology is kinda based on knowing what this number is.

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Offline Colanth

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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2013, 05:50:29 PM »
But is it true?  Thought experiment:

If infinite energy were applied to a single photon, at what speed would it travel?
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Offline josephpalazzo

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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2013, 07:52:31 AM »
Quote from: "Colanth"
But is it true?  Thought experiment:

If infinite energy were applied to a single photon, at what speed would it travel?

Same speed c=299,792,458 m/s. But it would have an infinite frequency, if that's possible.

 

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