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  • While the speed of light is fixed for all intents and purposes, there are deeper arguments to the question about velocity in space. A diversion is to talk about reference frames where two objects moving towards eachother have an absolute closing velocity above C, for each object travelling in it's own frame at C/X where X is larger than 1. However, there are cases where this apparently immutable law is 'broken', albeit in odd ways: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SpeedOfLight/FTL.html
  • The definition of terminal velocity is the maximum speed a free falling object reaces after the wind resistance and the downward gravitation pull balance each other out to create a net force of zero. In such a case the velocity stays the same but the object no longer accelerates. SO The terminal velocity in space is infinity as the object will not reach a point where wind resistance balances out gravitational pull. We do not know that objects cannot travel faster than the speed of light so saying that that is the maximum speed of an object is that far is incorrect as we as humans have not conducted enough experiments to be able to determine as such

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