Are Neutrinos Faster Than the Speed of Light? A Challenge to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (VIDEO)

Are Neutrinos Faster Than the Speed of Light? A Challenge to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (VIDEO)

Are Neutrinos Faster Than the Speed of Light? A Challenge to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (VIDEO)

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Sept. 23 2011 3:18 PM

Are Neutrinos Faster Than the Speed of Light?  A Challenge to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (VIDEO)

Neutrinos are trending after the subatomic particles were clocked traveling faster than the speed of light.

Neutrinos are almost massless and capable of traveling through ordinary matter basically unaffected. Researchers fired an underground beam of them from CERN's Geneva base to a lab 454 miles away in Gran Sasso, Italy. They found that the neutrinos beat particles of light to Italy by 60 nanoseconds, or sixty billionths of a second.

The result, if it holds up, would challenge one of the pillars of Einstein's theory of special relativity, proposed in 1905.  Many scientists remain skeptical, believing that something is amiss with the experiment and that 186,282 miles per second remains the cosmic speed limit.