# Is the Internet as fast as the speed of light?

No, the

**internet**you have is conveyed via radiation, of which the speed is equal to the speed of**light**, or through wires by moving electrons, whose drift velocity is less**than**the speed of**light**. According to special relativity mass tends to infinity at**light**speed.A.

### Can anything travel faster than the speed of light?

There is no limit to how

**fast**the universe**can**expand, says physicist Charles Bennett of Johns Hopkins University. Einstein's theory that**nothing can travel faster than**the speed of**light**in a vacuum still holds true, because space itself is stretching, and space is**nothing**.#### What is the fastest thing in the universe?

Blazing Speed: The**Fastest**Stuff in the**Universe**. A sequence of radio observations shows a plasma blob moving away from a blazar's core (right) over about 8.4 months. SAN DIEGO -- If you're light, it's fairly easy to travel at your own speed -- that is to say 186,282 miles per second or 299,800 kilometers per second.#### What would happen if you could travel at the speed of light?

As an object approaches the**speed of light**, its mass rises precipitously. If an object tries to**travel**186,000 miles per second, its mass becomes infinite, and so does the energy required to move it. For this reason, no normal object can**travel**as fast or faster than the**speed of light**.#### What is the speed of electricity?

Therefore, the speed of electricity in a 12-gauge copper wire is**299,792,458 meters per second**x 0.951 or 285,102,627 meters per second. This is about 280,000,000 meters per second which is not very much different from the speed of electromagnetic waves (light) in vacuum.

B.

### What is the speed of light in simple terms?

Physicists often use the letter c to denote the speed of light in empty space (vacuum). It has the value

**299,792,458 meters per second**(or about 186,282.397 miles per second).#### Who found out the speed of light?

Olaus Roemer#### What is the value for the speed of light?

The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics. Its exact value is**299,792,458**metres per second (**approximately 300,000 km/s**(186,000 mi/s)).#### What is the formula for the speed of light?

Formula: c = f where: c = the speed of light =**300,000 km/s**or 3.0 x 10^{8}m/s. = the wavelength of light, usually measured in meters or Ångströms (1 Å = 10^{-}^{10}m) f = the frequency at which light waves pass by, measured in units of per seconds (1/s).

C.

### What is the definition of the speed of light?

**Definition**of

**speed of light**. : a fundamental physical constant that is the

**speed**at which electromagnetic radiation propagates in a vacuum and that has a value fixed by international convention of 299,792,458 meters per second —symbol c.

#### Can you travel at the speed of light?

If an object tries to**travel**186,000 miles per second, its mass becomes infinite, and so does the energy required to move it. For this reason, no normal object**can travel**as fast or faster than the**speed of light**. That answers our question, but let's have a little fun on the next page and modify the question slightly.#### What is the speed of light in a year?

The speed of light in a vacuum is**186,282 miles per second**(**299,792 kilometers per second**), and in theory nothing can travel faster than light. In miles per hour, light speed is, well, a lot: about 670,616,629 mph. If you could travel at the speed of light, you could go around the Earth 7.5 times in one second.#### What is the speed of light GCSE?

We know light covers a distance of 300 million metres in one second (speed of light in a vacuum is**3 x 10**) so in one year it will cover a distance of 9.46 x 10^{8}m/s^{15}metres. One light year is the equivalent distance light travels in one year.

Updated: 6th October 2018