Breaking PhysicsNovember 28, 2011 at 11:34 am | Posted in Media, Science, Space, Strange | Leave a comment
The boundaries of Physics are being broken again, but recently in profound ways.
I mentioned the recent discovery that stars produce not just heavier elements but organic matter.
We also now know that over 85% of stars are binary. And they’ve begun to see planets around distant stars.
Other key recent discoveries:
1 – In Europe they discovered that Neutrinos move faster than the speed of light. This is key because the speed of light has long been considered a fixed constant and a fundamental law.
[UPDATE: Well – #1 turned out to be the effect of a loose optical cable. Not faster than light.]
2 – It’s been discovered that Mesons decay differently than anti-mesons. This would explain why we have more matter than anti-matter. But it also breaks the standard model of particle physics.
3 – Everything points to there being multiple universes. A lot of them. Not only is the universe turning out to be bigger and fuller than we ever thought, there’s more of them.
Update: a related video on the speed of light, the size of the galaxy and galactic motion.