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Re: About The Speed Of Light

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Posted by Jim Bergquist on December 30, 2000 21:26:33 UTC

That is one definition of the event horizon.

There are problems with reaching the speed of light. Imagine trying to do so in a gas of photons. The light pressure in the direction of travel would have to be compensated for. If not the drag would slow you down.

At or inside an event horizon there is the possibility that space-time may become "disconnected". The Theory of Relativity assumes that all of space-time is linked by what is called the affine connection. Affinity means that points of space-time are related or joined to one another. There is continuity.

I think that there would also be a radiation hazard if one tried to travel at the speed of light. If you were headed for a star at relativistic velocities, the wavelenghts of light would be Doppler shifted to higher energies. So ordinary light would become ionizing radiation.

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