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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Re: We Can Go Beyond The Light Speed Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by greg /">greg on January 30, 1998 02:34:38 UTC

: : Wouldn't it make sense that we could go beyond the speed of : : light??? The classic example: Theoretically-- If you were : : on a train going the speed of light, if a train could go the : : speed of light, and you took a step forward, you would be : : traveling faster than the speed of light... Wouldn't that make sense?

: Roger, you can't think of the question in those terms, because (1) The train could never go at the speed of light, and (2) As you approach the speed of light, your inertia approaches infinity, so it would take an infinite amount of energy to take that incremental step forward. the problem of going beyond has all ready been defined the question is weather we can warp space. but i do have a question if you are on a train that is going the speed of light and you flash a light is the flash of light going faster than the speed the light but how can it when the speed of light is constant and i have one more question if one has two lasers pointed at each other will they cancel each other out what and if these two lasers one at 20 degrees and the other at -20 would they produce a beam twice the power at 0 degrees thanks for your input greg