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originally posted by: wmd_2008
a reply to: VoidHawk
If we could get the end of the tube to your friends 1 light year away you get get yourself there to talk face to face !
originally posted by: wildespace
What is the hypothetical stick was made of electron-degenerate matter rather than atoms? Or even neutron matter. I think that would do away with the delay between the particles.
originally posted by: SprocketUK
That was a great thought experiment op.
I wonder if cooling the rod to zero k would stop compression?
originally posted by: dalepmay
a reply to: Imagewerx
Excuse my ignorance, but why would it compress at all? Isn't compression a result of friction/resistance? If it is in a vacuum, would there still be enough resistance for it to compress? Or would it be allowed to move freely?