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Speed of Light Thank You!

Dear citizens of the universe, You probably know that light can reach two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two measly kilometers in a second, but did you also know that physics can now reach over two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two amazing people in a minute? We’ve broken the speed

The Speed of Light in Glass

We all know that light bends when it travels through glass, water, or other transparent material – that’s how a microscope, lighthouse and spectacles work! And you might even know that light bends because it travels slower through glass or water than through air – but why does light slow down? And how does it

How to break the speed of light

You may have heard that Einstein’s theory of special relativity imposes a cosmic speed limit: nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. Well, that’s wrong. All that Einstein said was that light moves at the same speed in every reference frame – and while this implies that nothing with real mass can move

Common Physics Misconceptions

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