# Does darkness have weight?

## Does darkness have weight?

Darkness actually refers to the absence of light. It doesn’t have any weight in the same way that “ideas” don’t have weight.

## Does light carry mass?

Light indeed carries energy via its momentum despite having no mass. Since photons (particles of light) have no mass, they must obey E = pc and therefore get all of their energy from their momentum. Now there is an interesting additional effect contained in the general equation.

Can Dark Matter give you superpowers?

In the game series Mass Effect, dark matter is manifested in the form of a substance called “Element Zero”, which is informally referred to as “eezo”. In DC’s Flash, all the things are about the Dark Matter which gives human superpowers.

### Do photons weigh?

At the same time, a photon cannot have mass and, therefore, weighs nothing. The theory of relativity tells us that the mass of an object is proportional to the square of its velocity.

### Do photons have force?

By transferring their momentum, photons are able to exert a force on an object. Physicists refer to it as an optical force. The higher the frequency of the light, the larger its momentum and, therefore, a stronger force it can exert.

Does light have mass?

Light does not have mass. However, light does exhibit some important properties that you might relate to something with mass. If we model light as a stream of particles (photons) then the photons carry a momentum that can change the photon’s energy into kinetic.

#### What is the weight of light?

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#### What is the mass of light?

In all of the accepted theories of physics, the mass of light is exactly zero. The best measurements so far constrain the mass of light to be less than 10^-50 grams or so. You cannot pack together light to make a black hole, and black holes are not literally “dark.”.