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Re: So What Does Happen At Light Speed? - Lehmberg

From: Alfred Lehmberg <alienview.nul>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 10:26:41 -0600
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 09:01:41 -0500
Subject: Re: So What Does Happen At Light Speed? - Lehmberg

>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 19:40:30 EST
>Subject: So What Does Happen At Light Speed?

>I'm so confused

>I recall growing up learning about light speed and how it could
>never be achieved due to such things as once one gained that
>threshold one would gain infinite mass and infinite density.

>That sounded scary!

>Then all the IBM brain kids teamed up with the av students would
>barge into the art room while we drew cartoons of Star Trek and
>Lost in Space, declaring that no one would survive such speeds.

>We, the imagining ones, would toss their comments to the wind
>and kept on writing and drawing.

>Now as an adult the debate continues.

>Now I'm told that we could get to light speed but we don't have
>the know how to keep a crew alive.

>That a crew going 30 light years would age a month or year on
>board such a craft while we on Earth would get those 30 years.
>Would such a speed slow the age of the crew only? What about the

>Do star ships live forever?

>What about the fuel? Does the fuel age slower or burn slower?

>How the heck do they do that?

>Finally, how close to achieving this feat are we?

What's so neat and time travelly about the speed of light is
that at that speed it's like being in one of Larry Niven's
"Stasis fields". No time passes for you or anything in the
field; you're annealed from time like a photon and a near
infinite mass makes you invulnerable.

I'm betting you might be able to punch through Betelgeuse, eh?

A destination in another galaxy requires no travel time - you
don't even have to supply for it - just take everything with
because there's no going back? I over-romanticize it, I know,
but I get to do that.

Real time travel... wow. A big arc at the speed of light
returning you, instantaneously, to the Earth 10,000 years
_after_ an asteroid stike. Wow - there's a good graphic novel in
there, Mr. Boone, eh?

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