When something goes faster than the speed of sound, you hear a loud sonic boom. When something goes faster than the speed of light, likewise, there's a "luminal boom." It appears as a pretty blue glow known as Cherenkov radiation, and despite what the laws of the universe may tell you, yes—it actually does happen.
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Cherenkov Radiation: Particles Faster Than the Speed of Light?
Written by Ashley Hamer June 1, 2017
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