YouTubers Capture The Speed Of Light On Camera Filming At 10,000,000,000,000 Frames Per Second

Ever heard of 'The Slow Mo Guys' on YouTube? Well, these tech whizzes have done it again! They filmed something crazy—10 trillion frames per second crazy. Yep, they caught the speed of light on camera! It's like seeing the impossible, giving us a peek into a whole new world of incredible sights.

Credit: YouTube/The Slow Mo Guys

Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy became internet stars with 14 million fans.

They're known for capturing explosions and other cool stuff in slow motion, breaking it down frame by frame so we can see it super slowly—a thousand times slower than usual.

It's like they've unlocked a hidden world, showing us the magic in things we've never even noticed before!

From a massive 6-foot water balloon bursting at 2,500 frames per second to Will Smith wielding a flamethrower or even James Corden enduring a face impact (a strangely popular video!), 'The Slow Mo Guys' have showcased it all.

Armed with cutting-edge gear, the duo pondered a daring challenge: capturing the "fastest thing known to man."

They set their sights on the speed of light, the Universe's ultimate speed limit—clocking in at 300,000 kilometers per second (186,000 miles per second).

Credit: YouTube/The Slow Mo Guys

It's their quest to freeze the uncatchable, pushing the boundaries of what's visually possible.

In the video, in which they visited CalTech to use its specialist equipment, they explained to viewers:

"Now, we've filmed at some very high frame rates. We're talking up to about half a million, which is not to be sniffed at.

Peng Wang, a postdoctoral scholar at the Compressed Ultrafast Photography department, offered assurance to Gav and Dan regarding their quest.

With their staggering frame rate, Wang affirmed that they could indeed witness the speed of light, theoretically capturing its journey across the length of a bottle in just 2,000 picoseconds of footage.

Yet, the real challenge lay in the 'how.' How does one film something moving at the speed of light? It was a head-scratcher for Gav and Dan, a puzzle that proved quite tricky to solve.

In their pursuit, they turned to CalTech's remarkable camera, boasting an extraordinary 10 trillion frames per second capability.

To grasp the light's fleeting journey, they had to break down their video sequence into mere picoseconds, a fraction of a fraction, capturing moments that pass in a trillionth of a second.

The sheer marvel of capturing such an elusive phenomenon on camera is mind-boggling. Equally astounding is the meticulous editing work done by these guys, painstakingly piecing together each frame for us to witness.

In the video's comments section, viewers are flooding in to share their awe and thoughts on this groundbreaking feat.

One wrote: "It's unreal that humanity has something that allows you to see the speed of light. This is really mind blowing."

Another added: "It really does feel like something we shouldn’t have seen it’s insane."

While a third commented: "Can we just take a second to realize how truly insane this technology is."

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