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The OPERA Experiment and Special Relativity Consequences of FTL Travel


This is an analysis of the consequences from the OPERA experiment, which measured the speed of neutrinos to be travelling faster than light.

The OPERA experiment was an observation of muon neutrinos apparently travelling faster than light. The OPERA instrument, which stands for Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus, was used to measure the neutrinos. This was a paper published in September 2011, observing that muon neutrinos sent from CERN were travelling faster than light by a factor of roughly 1 in 40,000.

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