At this month's 215th meeting of the American AstronomicalSociety inour nation's Capital, two researchers at the LosAlamos National Laboratory presented an idea that might throw thephysicscommunity for a loop. There may be something in theuniverse faster than light itself. (If you got our FREE weekly email newsletter, you would have already read this story! To sign up, click here).
John Singleton and Andrea Schmidt pushed the limits of thespeed of light theory, suggesting that while no 'mass orinformation' may travel any faster, waves of light couldpossibly pass through certain pulsars, or fast-spinningstars,faster than the speed of light.
Mr. Singleton says, "No laws of physics were broken orharmed in this production. This is not science fiction; it'sreal."
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