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That's still not an exception though. Neutrinos escape first by virtue of the fact that they don't interact with matter and don't bounce around, while light does. They aren't travelling faster than light, just travelling a shorter distance.

The question wasn't about how fast neutrinos can travel but whether we can detect something before we see it.

So x event happened 550,000 years ago and the radiation from it might kill us. You say that we may get a warning from neutrinos before the harmful stuff kills us?

But we detect things with particles other than just light.

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