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Why can nothing travel faster than light?

Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 31 Mar 2008

The speed of light is an absolute limit and nothing can move faster as the question suggests.

The reason for this is due to the fundamental laws of physics that fix the speed of a photon as the fastest possible movement and is linked very much with the laws of Einstein's relativity theories.

If there were particles that could travel faster then it would cause all sorts of problems for our physical theories and the speed of light comes out of predictive and powerful theories as being fixed where it is and the highest possible speed of movement.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 31 Mar 2008
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