No, it won't. Things that have zero mass exist at infinite velocity, and things that have mass cannot move at infinite velocity
Just take F=ma and replace the "m" (mass) with a zero and you can see how the lack of mass and the speed of light are related
The speed of light isn't just an arbitrary velocity, it's an artifact of space-time boundary conditions
it is essentially an infinite velocity with respect to space-time
why aren't we crushed by light if light has mass?
Quote:Thanks Ros but your Boilerplate Philistine (me) won't understandit is essentially an infinite velocity with respect to space-time
Quote:Maybe very tiny, some sepoctillionths of a microgramwhy aren't we crushed by light if light has mass?
and "speed of light" things are intrinsically linked such that they can never be separated.
….. and start thinking of it as a boundary condition of space-time
Light has NO MASS.PERIOD
Leaves me in an intuitional fog, sorry Ros
Quote:How do we know that some time in the future Con we might find a particle EVER SO SLIGHTLY heavier than the photon which therefore goes EVER SO SLIGHTLY faster, the diffs being 'way too small for us to presently measureLight has NO MASS.PERIOD
But the Universe is four dimensional (space-time) so it doesn't have a physical edge,
it has a dimensional boundary beyond which there is no space or time.
So the "speed of light" is the edge of the Universe.
Things which exist beyond it are outside of space and time……..you can only infer them…….
That's like asking if some day we will discover that parallel lines actually do meet if we measure them carefully enough.
Hey I just remembered there is something that travels faster than the speed of light.
According to the lead Physics Professor of a New York University there is a particle that travels faster than light and makes up the ever expanding boundary of our universe. Also Neutrinos technically do travel faster then light. But that jumps back to Star Trek ship physics.
...In this connection it's interesting to note that it all falls in place if we assume that somehow we're underestimating the speed of light, that it's not c but many times c....
That easily explains for instance if Polly leaves her home planet Mars at light speed...