22.9.11

Kind of a big deal. Universe's speed limit broken.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/22/us-science-light-idUSTRE78L4FH20110922

60 nanoseconds faster than the neutrinos should have taken to travel from 730km away.
A total of 15,000 beams of neutrinos -- tiny particles that pervade the cosmos -- were fired over a period of 3 years from CERN toward Gran Sasso 730 (500 miles) km away, where they were picked up by giant detectors.
Light would have covered the distance in around 2.4 thousandths of a second, but the neutrinos took 60 nanoseconds -- or 60 billionths of a second -- less than light beams would have taken.
That's a big deal. The "Standard Model" just took a big hit. Breaking the speed of light is just not supposed to happen. Why it did and how it works might take years or decades or centuries to figure out.

Good luck, ladies and gentlemen.

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