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Re: You Know How The Farther Something Is Away, The Faaster It Recedes From You...

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Posted by CL on December 30, 1999 17:15:26 UTC

What I think is that relativisticaly, you can never view an object with mass reach the speed of light let alone surpass it, because that would take an infinite amount of energy. So my view is that they (the receding objects) will get infinitely close to the speed of light if the universe keeps expanding at the current rate or faster; (gravity may stop it). One thing that gets me though is that if the universe and spactime for that matter keeps expanding something else must dissapear or shrink otherwise energy is being created......am I right? If everything keeps (relatively) speeding up.....then where does the kinetic energy come from? Maybe this is an infinite amount of energy that should the universe keep expanding, could accelerate something to the speed of light.

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