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Flying at the speed of light

    Полет со скоростью света

    The speed of light is the absolute value of the speed of propagation of electromagnetic waves and the limiting speed of particles in nature. This speed is about 300,000 km/s (more precisely, 299,792,458 m/s). An elementary massless particle that can exist moving only at the speed of light is a photon or a quantum of electromagnetic radiation. The light that we see every day, the light of our Sun – all these are photons, particles that have traveled a long journey of 150,000,000 kilometers from the Sun to the Earth at a fantastic speed in just 8 minutes. What is it like to fly at the speed of light? Nothing is impossible. In the video below, we ride a photon from the Sun all the way to Jupiter.

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