On two disparate levels science says that it is possible to exceed the speed of light. The first inkling this was true can be traced back to the big bang theory. Background: In 1929 Astronomer Edwin Hubble published a scientific paper that proved celestial bodies are moving away from each other. This means the universe as we know it is expanding. Oddly the objects closest to the center of the universe are moving more slowly than objects that are further out and this acceleration continues in an exponential fashion the further out we look.