Light Speed

  • ScienceWhat happens when traveling at near light speed 1

    What happens when traveling at near-light speed

    (ORDO NEWS) — It is known that the speed of light in vacuum is an absolute value, which is an inviolable cosmic speed limit. Recall that the speed of light in a vacuum is 299,792,458 meters per second, or 1.08 billion kilometers per hour! According to Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, all physical processes in a moving body proceed more slowly than in a similar body at rest. This…

  • News HeadlinesWater bears can fly to stars at near light speed with a laser beam

    Water bears can fly to stars at near-light speed with a laser beam

    (ORDO NEWS) — The possibility of traveling to other stars still remains only in the plane of science fiction, since interstellar distances are enormous – even light travels to the closest star to the Sun for several years. However, if we want to accelerate a spaceship with people on board to near-light speeds, then we are faced with a problem that seems to be completely insurmountable – a large mass.…