Please correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know: 1. Photons have no mass at rest, but gain mass as they accelerate, like all objects (although it is an extremely small amount). 2. Light is composed of Photons traveling in waves. 3. It is theoretically impossible for an object to travel at the speed of light, due to the fact that all objects gain mass as they accelerate towards the speed of light. Assuming the above is correct, in theory, wouldn't it be possible for an object whose mass is less than that of a proton to travel faster than the speed of light? What I'm proposing, is that the speed of light is not the universal speed limit, but that the photon is simply the smallest (or more specifically the "lightest") particle we have discovered, and that if there were to be an object smaller than a photon, it would have the potential to travel faster than light. Now I may be 100% wrong, but this has been bothering me all day, so I felt the need to discuss this with somebody.