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Posted by Jimmy Of York on November 29, 1999 22:33:24 UTC

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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