• Question: could we ever travel near the speed of light

    Asked by will to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 15 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 15 Dec 2015:

      Awesome physics question!

      Please dont go pointing lasers into the sky though 😛

    • Photo: Delma Childers

      Delma Childers answered on 15 Dec 2015:

      I wouldn’t rule it out. 😀

    • Photo: Alexander Finch

      Alexander Finch answered on 15 Dec 2015:

      I think so, one day. Or we will find a way to travel that “cheats” the speed limit – like wormholes or similar!

      But not anytime soon – until then we have to go the slow way, which is fine: there’s lots to see near to Earth!