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CERN scientists break the speed of light

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CERN scientists break the speed of light


Nothing in the universe is faster than the speed of light – or is it?

Scientists at CERN in Geneva say they have discovered sub-atomic particles that move even faster than the universally accepted rate of 300,000 kilometres a second.

Experts say the discovery is a game-changer – and is more significant than the discovery of radioactivity.

If proven, it will blow Einstein’s 1905 theory of relativity – a fundamental pillar of physics – out of the water.

The particles – technical name “neutrinos” – were pumped from Geneva to Italy and arrived 60 nanoseconds faster than light would have done.

Tests are now being done to confirm the finding.

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