It’s been just revealed that there are some new measurements from an experiment near the top of an extinct Mexican volcano that have placed a new limit on whether light can exceed the universe’s well-known top speed – the speed of light.
Experts have crafted theories that can do a great job explaining a lot of our Universe, but all these theories are failing when it comes to many extremes such as how the matter is interacting on the surface of a black hole or right following the Big Bang.
Testing the limits of Albert Einstein’s theories to develop a broad theory in order to incorporate these extremes has become a field of physics on its own, says the online publication Gizmodo.
The same online publication mentioned above revealed that there’s a brand new experiment which is the most extreme challenge.
“My gut reaction was, I’m astounded,” according to Pat Harding, one of the study’s authors and astrophysicist.
Extending the reach of Einstein’s famous theories
The innovative research is extending the reach of Einstein’s famous theories to energies that are impossible to directly access on Earth or in space.
Physicists at the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory in Mexico have conducted one of the most interesting experiments.
Gizmodo notes that HAWK includes hundreds of large water tanks that are sitting near the top of the Sierra Nega volcano in Mexico. You can check our more impressive info on HAWK from Gizmodo’s visit there.
Long story short, some high-energy particles are interacting with the atmosphere and they create a shower of particles that are causing small flashes when they are interacting with the water.
we strongly recommend that you check out the original article posted by Gizmodo in order to learn more about this experiment.
Also, it’s worth noting that the study has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters.