The great genius of the 20th century was Albert Einstein. We all know that. Can the great man who introduced relativity to the world be wrong? Yes, he can be wrong too. An experiment conducted by Switzerland and Italy has proved this today. This article is about that test.
In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed a scientific theory that light is the only thing that travels at the fastest speed in the universe. Albert Einstein said that light travels at a speed of 186282 miles per second.
Thus, all measurements of the solar system and the universe were made using the speed of light. That is, the distance from the Earth to an object at the far end of the universe, equal to the time it takes to travel there at the speed of light.
- Light minutes 1 = 186282 miles per second * 60
- Light hours 1 = Light minutes * 60
- Light days 1 = Light hours * 24
- Light years 1 = Light days * 360
Thus a standard was established. This allows us to calculate the number of miles per light year. Calculated by this, 3.5 light-years for our nearest star and 14 light-years for the other nearest galaxy. Although this view has not been refuted for more than 100 years, scientists in Switzerland and Italy have proved that light is not the fastest moving object in the world.
Their experiments showed that neutron subatomic particles in an atom travel faster than the speed of light. Recently, a beam of neutrons released by scientists into a laboratory in Italy, 730 km away from a laboratory in Switzerland, reached its destination at 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. Even after this result, the scientists who are conducting these tests again have got the same result as before. They then release the results to the media.
The Department of Physics at the University of Maryland in Washington, D.C., Columbia, USA, says the discovery is as astonishing as a flying carpet. However, further investigations are being carried out.
Scientists around the world say that if these results prove to be true after experiments, we will have to rethink what we have done so far in terms of scientific laws that have been built up relative to the speed of light.
However, scientists who have observed the 1987 eruption of the Supernova star in the universe have not found such rapid behaviour patterns in neutron particles.