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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 203
02-23-2012, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by CAPTWinters
So here's is a twist (I think) to this story. Back in 1987, a Supernova was deteced coming from the Large Magellinic Cloud. However the Neutrinos from that event were detected 3 hours before the visible light hit. Considering the number of light years crossed by both the light at the Neutrinos, I'd love to hear why there's that discrepancy.
Light slows down when it passes through things not a vacuum. All it would take would be one big nebula between us and that star. The light took 168,000 years to get here, that doesn't seem unreasonable. Neutrinos, on the other hand, pass through planets without interacting in any way just fine.