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Speed Of Light Experiment

  1. Mar 16, 2009 #1
    This isn't on why the speed of light is the cosmic speed limit. I want to know how did physicist determine it? What experiment did they perform? What calculations did they make? They obviously didn't go into outer space and shined a light then see how long it took. Did they use a telescope? Help!
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  3. Mar 16, 2009 #2


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    I did some google:
    http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/waves_particles/lightspeed_evidence.html [Broken]

    One can also measure the speed of light by measuring masses of particles (E = mc^2) etc.
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