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If something moved at the speed of light

  1. Apr 8, 2008 #1
    then that object would vaporize or cause a nuclear explosion. Atoms crashing into an object at the speed of light would be basically spliting the atoms apart.
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    Radiation works on this theory but some material can block radiation ???
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  3. Apr 9, 2008 #2


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    Really? Exactly at c, or close to c?

    I generate electrons going at 0.999c all the time. I sometime let them crash on a block of graphite after they exit the vacuum beamline. I see no nuclear explosion anywhere or "vaporization".

    As with your "energy can be created" thread, you have a lot of misunderstanding about physics here that you are using as the basis for your speculation. You might want to first (i) double check if your understanding of the basic physics is correct before you use it to do other things and (ii) re-read the https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5374" on speculative posts.

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  4. Apr 10, 2008 #3
    That sounds cool. Where can I get that machine? :P
  5. Apr 10, 2008 #4
    At BestBuy. In the TV section.
  6. Apr 10, 2008 #5
    I'm usually not one to spam, but that made me lol.
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