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Re: Object With Mass Approaching 'c' Would Seem To Disappear...

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Posted by Schnee on October 27, 1998 11:53:55 UTC

I was under the assumption that as you speed up, your length increases. This is true. I don't think that objects shrink, but rather lenghten out. It can be looked at like this, with your less photons being released thing. The faster you go, the more "space" you occupy at that given instant in time, now, as your photons are slowing down, i.e. not being released as fast, one would see the same number of photons, except over a greater distance, therefore making the speeding object appear longer, not shorter.

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