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Why is the Speed of Light so Slow?

Why is the Speed of Light so Slow?

In a vacuum light travels at about 186,000 miles per second. That's incredibly fast, right?

No, it's incredibly slow.

For example, it takes light 100,000 years just to cross our Galaxy. And the Universe contains about 100 billion Galaxies.

So why is light so slow?

Think of space-time as something "tangible", something that provides "resistance to motion".

So light has difficulty plowing through space-time.. which is why it's so slow.

And the situation with objects is even worse. Which is why you have to apply a force to move an object.

Plowing through space-time is like wading through molasses!

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott