Time travel proved physically impossible

Time travel proved physically impossible

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A person dressed as Doc Brown with his DeLorian car, from the movie Back to the Future, takes off during the Red Bull Flugtag event in Roundhay Park, Leeds, England, Sunday July 17, 2011.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:47 AM

HONG KONG, China -- Scientists in Hong Kong have finally put the decade-long debate about time travel to a rest, leaving hopeful Back to the Future fans brokenhearted.

Professor Shengwang Du and his team at the Hong King University of Science and Technology have taken a measure of the ultimate speed of a single photon and determined that it would be physically impossible for the photon to move faster than the speed of light, according to CNNGo.com.

Over the past decade scientists have hoped to disprove Einstein’s original theory that nothing can move faster than the speed of light in attempt to make time travel a real life possibility. Professors Du’s latest findings have Einstein saying to scientists everywhere, “I told you so.”

To read more about Professor Wu's discovery, read The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology press release here.

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