Are photons aware of time? Yet despite this incredible journey, the photon itself experiences none of what we know as time: it simply is emitted and then instantaneously is absorbed, experiencing the entirety of its travels through space in literally no time. Given everything that we know, a photon never ages in any way at all.
Why is the time of a photon zero? A photon has no sense of time, it is its own anti particle so a photon going forward in time is same as a photon going backward in time! Since a photon (or any zero rest mass particle) always moves with speed c, its proper time is zero.
How long is the life of a photon? Now, by studying ancient light radiated shortly after the big bang, a physicist has calculated the minimum lifetime of photons, showing that they must live for at least one billion billion years, if not forever.
Does time stand still at the speed of light? The simple answer is, “Yes, it is possible to stop time. All you need to do is travel at light speed.”
- Are photons aware of time? – Additional Questions
- What happens if you turn on a flashlight at the speed of light?
- Is time an illusion?
- At what speed does time stop?
- Does time ever stand still?
- Why time is different with speed of light?
- How does time travel at the speed of light?
- Do you actually age slower in space?
- Why do you age slower at the speed of light?
- What happens if time stops for a second?
- Does time stop in a black hole?
- Does time freeze at absolute zero?