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Re: Light Speed

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Posted by mathman/">mathman on November 30, 1999 04:56:35 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? The answer to the first question is yes (you would be able to see it). The rest of your note is very confusing.

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