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.