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Faster-than-light neutrinos test repeated
By T.K. Randall
November 19, 2011 · 136 comments
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Scientists have confirmed earlier results demonstrating neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light.
CERN physicists were left perlexed when an experiment earlier this year seemed to show neutrinos travelling faster than light, a feat that should be impossible according to Einstein's theory of special relativity. To get to the bottom of these results scientists devised an improved version of the test and ran it again - to their surprise the neutrinos were observed doing exactly the same thing.
While it isn't quite enough evidence to throw our understanding of modern physics out of the window it is enough to keep scientists experimenting until they can find a way to understand what's happening.
Researchers say new tests have confirmed earlier indications that neutrinos can travel faster than light, but not everyone is convinced.
Source: MSNBC Cosmic Log
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