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Posted by Jimmy Of York on November 25, 1999 19:41:02 UTC

: If you were looking strait at something and it accelerated away from you to the speed of light, would you be able to see it? wouldn't the light not be able to catch up to it and therefore not reflect back to you?

If something was traveling towards you at very nearly the speed of light, would you be able to see it?

my guess is that you would only be able to see it (if your eyes could pick it up in that amount of time) for and extremely short amount of time right before it hit you, but you would be able to see the whole path that it had traveled, the light would have reflected off of it from when it was say 1 lightyear away, and it would slowely pull away from the object, getting farther and farther away from it, and then by the time it got to you, it would only be a bit ahead of the object instead of a lightyear away from it... or something like that?

does anyone understand what i'm trying to say, and am i right?

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