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I don't understand how neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light can allow...

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azzyj | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted November 15, 2011 at 5:13 AM via web

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I don't understand how neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light can allow time travel. Can anyone explain this to me please?

This came up in a Science in Society task and I didn't fully understand it.

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wanasyraf | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 17, 2011 at 8:34 PM (Answer #1)

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This is because it is able to pass through ordinary matter and almost unaffected.Neutrinos do not carry electric charge, which means that they are not affected by the electromagnetic force that act on charged particles such as electrons and protons.Neutrinos are affected only by the weak sub-atomic force, of much shorter range than electromagnetism, and gravity, which is relatively weak on the subatomic scale, and are therefore able to travel great distances through matter without being affected by it.

Thus,it can relatively penatrate through all state of matter with no resistant.As obey the theory of relativity,time taken can be reduced if the velocity increase.Hence,it is thought as time-trave substance.

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