What is the speed of darkness?

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The universe consists only of space, mass and energy. The word 'speed' is applicable only to mass (solid, liquid, or gas) or energy (heat, light, electromagnetic waves, etc.). Darkness is not a mass nor energy, so the word speed cannot be applied to darkness.
  • Darkness is the absence of light. There is no speed of darkness.

  • I guess you could say that darkness "arrives" when light departs. So the speed that light "leaves" the observed space would be the speed of darkness; meaning the speed of darkness would be the speed of light, about 3.00 × 108 m/s. The same reasoning is behind the statement "there is no 'cold,' only the absence of heat."

  • I think the contributor is asking a joke or riddle - a play on "the speed of light."

  • There is a "Speed of Darkness". It is the fifth studio album by the Celtic Punk band Flogging Molly. It was released May 31, 2011.

  • According to the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett, Darkness is faster than the speed of light as no matter how fast light tries to get there, darkness always got there first.
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If the speed of light is 299 792 458 m s how much is the speed of dark?

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Were the dark ages really dark?

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Why was the Dark Age not dark?

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What is darkness?

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How do you get dark?

go to a tanning store and become a regular member. then we have the natural element the sun' of course with sun block lotion

What is dark matter and dark energy?

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Does darkness have a speed?

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What dark energy and dark matter is?

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In a dark dark town?

"In a dark, dark town", are words from the beginning of thechildren's book "Funnybones" by Allan Ahlberg. The book is aboutthree skeletons who want to scare someone.

Is need for speed undercover in the dark?

No, it's in daylight most of the time. I think it varies, I have just started playing it but there is a change in time during the missions but they are (for so far as I got) before 18:00.

How dark is dark?

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What does speed do?

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What is the speed of dark in space?

Same as the speed of light. Darkness is only the absence of light, so when light leaves a specific "space" (at the speed of light) then the time it takes to be dark there will be equal to the time it takes the light to leave.

How dark is the dark side of the moon?

Half the moon is 'dark' at any one time. Every point on the moon isilluminated for roughly 50% of the time, as the first answer said.So there IS a dark side of the moon :). And it is very dark, sothat stars can be seen more clearly than anywhere on earth.

Why do we have dark?

In space there is no light, except that which comes from stars, like our sun. So a more apt question might be "why do we have light?". Our sun, like other stars, is in a constant state of nuclear fusion, which creates immense amounts of energy. Light is how we percieve part of this energy. The (MORE)

Why do you call dark matter dark?

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Does darkness have speed?

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What does darkness resemble in heart of darkness?

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What is the 'darkness' in the novel Heart of Darkness?

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When is the darkness too dark?

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Why is the dark dark?

Well the dark is 'dark' because no light is let in. Places like an enclosed area with walls and ceilings also no lights are dark. It is dark because no light can get through the enclosure you are in.

How fast does the speed of dark travel?

I love this question. Einstien has a great quote on the answer. There is no such thing as dark or cold or even dumb. dark is the absence of light. cold is the absence of heat and being dumb is the absence of intelligence. there is no speed of dark, but you could probably get away with saying its the (MORE)

If there is a speed of light what is the speed of dark?

Dark does not exist, it is only the absence of light. Darkness is not an entity, so it does not travel and has no speed. In principle, a shadow or nonentity could "travel" faster than the speed of light. For example, if you pivoted a powerful laser a few degrees the point of light would travel acros (MORE)

What is dark energy and dark matter?

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If you go faster than the speed of light does everything turn dark?

First of all, the conditions you suppose in the question aren'tpossible. You do not go faster than the speed of light. But to answer the question, I would remind you that one of the mostimpoortant foundations of the Theory of Relativity is that no matter how anobserver is moving, and no matter wher (MORE)

If a black hole can suck-up and draw in light then the speed of darkness must be faster then the speed of light?

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Why is dark matter called dark?

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Is dark matter faster than speed of light?

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What is the 'speed of dark' definition?

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What is dark power and dark matter?

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What were the dark ages and why were they called dark?

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I origanally wanted the speed of dark How can there be movement through nothing in space does not something always replace something else?

the closest answer to my own question is that we base everything around us on physical substances, light, dark, it has to have medium to have sense to us. what if bacteria and viruses are whats controlling all? think how they have been around the longest and like other well established species, (suc (MORE)

What is a speed?

Basically "speed" tells you how fast something moves. It is defined as a distance divided by a time (more precisely, in the case of variable speed, the derivative of distance with respect to time).

Could dark matter be causing the cosmic speed limit (the speed of light) as light gets slowed down when passing through dark matter?

That's completely unrelated. Light usually slows down when passing through ANY matter. It does not react with dark matter (which is what makes the "dark matter" invisible in the first place), except through the gravitational interaction. The "cosmic speed limit" is a limit on how fast ANYTHING can t (MORE)

Why were the dark ages so dark?

The middle ages are also referred to as the dark ages because ofthe large amount of knowledge and skills lost following thefall of the Roman Empire. It was dark in terms of societalillumination, not in terms of light illumination.