Is "c" the fastest known velocity? Hi all, Newbie here wants to know, after a discussion over dinner with some friends, if the speed of light is the fastest known rate in the universe. Specifically, I want to know if the universe can expand at a rate > "c". I think not, because if the the universe does expand at a rate > "c", than our Hubble and other land based telescope won't be able to catch lights from distant galaxies. I know I should run a search in the forum first , but I figure I might get a quicker answer this way. If I do not get any replies, I'll then run a search. Thank you all, and I will actively join in in the discussions of this forum.