Scientists captured the movement of light on video

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Using a high-speed camera, scientists were able to capture the movement of the fastest force in the universe – light.

A camera was created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2015), which can take one trillion frames per second, which is almost 42 billion times faster than a conventional movie camera with a speed of 24 frames per second.

The video shows an experimental survey of the motion of photons in water at a speed of 966 million km / h. In real time, it lasted a nanosecond. For comparison: the nanosecond is related to the second as well as the second to 31.7 years. The human eye can not notice the movement of the object at this speed, so the camera slowed down the shooting to 20 seconds. “If a bullet’s flight was filmed in the same way, the resulting video would have lasted three years,” explains John Markoff of the New York Times.

In 2014, scientists from the University of Tokyo and Keio University created a camera that works at a speed of 4.4 trillion frames per second.


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