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Observation of a significant influence of Earth's motion on the velocity of photons in our terrestrial laboratory
Author(s): Héctor A. Múnera; Daniel Hernández-Deckers; Germán Arenas; Edgar Alfonso
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Paper Abstract

The paper reports the positive results obtained with a stationary Michelson-Morley interferometer operating during two consecutive years (2003-2005) in Bogota, Colombia. After subtracting the environmental periodical effects, there is still a periodic residual that is no longer correlated to the environmental variables. There is, however, a significant correlation between the daily fringe-shift residuals for each month and the velocity of motion of the earth relative to the center of our galaxy at that particular time. This hints to a possible dependence of the velocity of light in our terrestrial laboratory and the velocity of the earth. This result is contrary to the current model for the photon that postulates a constant speed of light. From our data we have calculated the solar velocity consistent with our observations: 500 km/s, right ascension 16h-40 min, declination -75°.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?, 66640K (31 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.760496
Show Author Affiliations
Héctor A. Múnera, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Ciudad Univ. (Colombia)
Daniel Hernández-Deckers, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Germán Arenas, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
Edgar Alfonso, Univ. Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6664:
The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?
Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri; Al F. Kracklauer; Katherine Creath, Editor(s)

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