[LMB] Never thought I'd see THIS coming out of CERN

Bear Master bearmaster0 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 03:55:44 BST 2011


On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Ed Burkhead <ed at edburkhead.com> wrote:

>
> Bear Master wrote:
> > 0.0028% faster than light. Would reach Alpha Centauri
> > about 2 hours faster than a radio wave.
>
> While I'll agree with your statement that the overage is tiny, a quick
> calculation tells me the overspeed neutrino would reach Alpha Centauri about
> 4.47 days before the radio waves.
>
> 4.37 light years (average) * 365.25 days/year * 24 hours/day * 3600
> seconds/hour = 137,906,712 seconds
>
> 137,906,712 * .0028 (difference in speed of fast neutrino versus light) =
> approximately



> seconds difference.
>
> 386139 / 3600 = 107.26 hours = 4.47 days, more or less difference in
> arrival times.
>  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
>
>
0.0028_%_.

386139sec /100 ~ 3861 sec ~ 64 minutes.



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