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Faster than light neutrinos detected by CERN

GhigoRenzulli (1687590) writes | more than 2 years ago

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GhigoRenzulli (1687590) writes "Neutrinos are chargeless subatomic particles that come in three 'flavours', and are known to travel at close to the speed of light, although an exact speed is difficult to assign due to their unknown mass.

An early report by physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland has announced experimental data that purports to show neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light.

If found to be correct, the new results, now posted on the physics website arXiv, would require a major rethink of the current model of special relativity. But what avenues exist for confirming the extraordinary data?"

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