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  1. #1 Heat limit: highest heat 
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    I would think that there is a heat limit. Now, this theory is very simple and it's a wonder scientists haven't come up with it. My theory is that since heat is atoms moving around quickly, AND there is a cosmic speed limit, so there must be a limit, when the atoms reach the speed limit, the speed of light, they can’t move faster. There are many things that may happen when the atom reaches the speed of light. The orbiting particles cannot keep orbiting because to get in front of the atom, the orbiting particle would have to go faster than the speed of light, witch is impossible. Another thing that may happen is the orbiting particles could change course and never do a complete circle around the nucleus. Or it may stay were it was when the atom reached the speed of light, or go to the back of the atom and stay in the back throughout light speed movement.


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    since the particles themselves have mass, they can never reach the speed of light. but as i've been told you can still accelerate them closer and closer to C without ever reaching C.

    hence higher and higher heats could be used to make particles move faster and faster to no end. that is unless ultra high concentrations of heat can create singularities, then the particle disapear altogether.


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    As temperature raises, atoms just lose their electrons. This is known as "plasma" and happens at relatively low temperatures, I think it starts at some 8,000 º C.

    Anyway, there is a way to conceive a maximum temperature: the temperature that would have a photon holding in it all the energy currently existing in the universe. A particle with a mass probably would develop a singularity before it could pack all that energy (thus all that mass due to m=e/c2).

    As for the highest temperature ever been, that would be the Big Bang at the temperature it was when all four forces were still unified...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    since the particles themselves have mass, they can never reach the speed of light. but as i've been told you can still accelerate them closer and closer to C without ever reaching C.

    hence higher and higher heats could be used to make particles move faster and faster to no end. that is unless ultra high concentrations of heat can create singularities, then the particle disapear altogether.
    that is almost the same problem as with reaching the lowest temperature 0K. of course there would be different heat limits for each element, seeing as each element has different mass. if it could reach the speed of light, oxygen would be at a temerature of about 16,230,320,000,000,000 K. now thats hot.
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