Has Einstein Been Proved Wrong? Neutrinos Beat the Speed of Light. Or Do They?

Sep 30, 2011, 10:05 AM

Neutrinos - sub atomic particles, recreated in experiments, seem to have zipped faster than light from CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, to the OPERA detector at the Gran Sasso lab near L'Aquila, Italy. Conceptually, it's a simple result: neutrinos made the 730-kilometre journey 60 nanoseconds faster than they would have if they were travelling at light speed.

Einstein's theory of relativity says nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, so is Einstein wrong, or has something else occurred?

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