Speed of light? [was Re: GPL vs BSD Licence]
marc.ramirez at bluecirclesoft.com
Tue Nov 2 05:21:32 PST 2004
On Tuesday 02 November 2004 07:53 am, Vijay Kaul wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 21:45:16 -0800, Ted Mittelstaedt
> > I say the speed of light is so-and-so many miles per second well, I'm
> > right, right? No. It depends on how strong any gravitational
> > fields happen to be that are near what I'm observing. In short,
> > contextual understanding.
> IANAPhysicist but, isn't the speed of light in a vacuum constant? Well, it
> may be being actively debated by cosmologists attempting to explain the
> origins of the universe; but, VSL aside... the speed of light is
> 2.998something x10^8 m/s in vacuum.
> Sorry, but this is chat, and I figured I ask.
Yes, it is a fixed speed in a vacuum; it gets redshifted in a graviational
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