I read recently, in discover, that a physicist has come up with a new explanation for what happened in the first few quintillionths of a second after the big bang, he says, against einstiens law, that for the frist few seconds light could travel infinitely fast, it wasn't stuck to the 300000000 m/s we record it as now. it wen't on to explain how this accounts for the similarties found at great distances in the universe, not sure something like that. i only glanced over the articl due to time but has anyone heard anything else on this? anymore information it was intriguing. it also had something about the laboratory experiments to test the theory.
It said something about blackholes, according to his theory (can't remember his name spanish sounding though majuero or something) c is still the fastest anything can travel, but his theory of a black hole is that it simply freezes c to 0 at event horizon, nothing actually 'falls' inside the black hole it simply stops at the edge as it cannot move faster than the speed of light and the speed of light at the edge is 0. i think this indicates that, the closer you get to a black hole the slower time gets. his analogy is a space craft would 'see' the black hole but it would never get closer as the closer they get the slower time goes. forgive me if im wrong.
its amazing how in the space of a few months, the memory can be serverly damaged, and all that you once knew is now hearsay and you know.... notmuch.
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