Scientists: Particles appear to travel faster than light
A monitor showing the first ultra high-energy collisions is seen at the CMS experiment control room at CERN in 2010.
September 23rd, 2011
08:56 AM ET

Scientists: Particles appear to travel faster than light

Scientists in Switzerland say an experiment appears to show that tiny particles traveled faster than the speed of light - a result that would seem to defy the laws of nature.

The physicists say that neutrinos sent 730 kilometers (453.6 miles) underground between laboratories in Switzerland and Italy arrived a fraction of a second sooner than they should have, according to the speed of light.

The report was published Friday by a group of researchers working on the so-called Opera experiment, based at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Loulou14

    Pew pew!

    September 24, 2011 at 12:47 am |
  2. ajd041

    Whoopee fatser than light more weapons blah blah blah

    September 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  3. fimeilleur

    Fire up the warp drives...

    September 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm |


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