Deep Space LIVE: Light Speed

(Linz, September 27, 2010) Nothing goes faster than light. Light travels 299,792,458 meters — almost 300,000 kilometers, 186,000 miles — in a single second. Light takes no more than 1.3 seconds for the trip between the Moon and Earth. So it’s no wonder that precisely measuring this mind-boggling speed confronted science with a tough problem. At the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, September 30, 2010, Herbert Raab of the Astronomical Society of Linz will give an account of how scientists finally succeeded in timing the speed of light and explain why this is of such tremendous importance for our modern, technology-driven everyday life … Read more

Twisting Prominence

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