Speed of light; source; frame of reference

In summary, the conversation discussed the question of why the speed of light cannot be relative to its source. It was mentioned that while it may seem possible, experimental evidence has shown otherwise. The conversation also referenced specific experiments, such as observing binary stars and pulsars, that support this idea.
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why can't speed of light be relative to it's source?
 
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LLT71 said:
why can't speed of light be relative to it's source?
Because experiment says otherwise.
 
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LLT71 said:
why can't speed of light be relative to it's source?
I guess that it "could" be, but experimental evidence shows that it isn't.

Edit: jbriggs444 was faster!
 
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which ones? I don't understand "why is that so"
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What is the speed of light?

The speed of light is approximately 299,792,458 meters per second in a vacuum. This is considered to be the fastest possible speed in the universe and is denoted by the symbol "c".

What is the source of light?

Light can come from a variety of sources, including natural sources like the sun, stars, and fire, as well as artificial sources like light bulbs and lasers. In general, light is created when atoms or particles release energy in the form of photons.

How is the speed of light measured?

The speed of light can be measured using various techniques, but one common method is through the use of the Michelson-Morley experiment, which measures the speed of light by using a beam splitter and mirrors to measure the time it takes for light to travel a certain distance.

What is a frame of reference?

A frame of reference is a set of coordinates or points that are used to describe the position and motion of an object. In the context of the speed of light, different frames of reference can affect how the speed of light is perceived and measured.

Can the speed of light be exceeded?

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the speed of light is the maximum speed at which any object or information can travel. Therefore, it is believed to be impossible for anything to exceed the speed of light. However, there are some theoretical concepts, such as wormholes and the Alcubierre drive, that propose ways to potentially bypass this limitation.

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