Ideabird 7/3/13

In 1991 scientists in Utah detected something they dubbed the Oh-My-God Particle: a proton travelling 99.99999999999999999999951% the speed of light. This is faster than the Starship Enterprise doing warp 9. Because traveling so fast slows the perceived rate of time passing, a person traveling at that speed would perceive a trip to the center of the Milky Way taking only three seconds. A trip to the edge of the observable universe would feel like 19 days. The problem is you would run into subatomic goo slowing you down before you even hit the Virgo Cluster.  Since 1991 there have been at least 15 detections of similar objects. No source has been detected for any of them.

© Tony Jonick 2013