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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I imagine either the pole would bend or the amount of energy you'd need to swing it would be infinite and therefore impossible...that is if Einstein is right.
Originally posted by GoldEagle
If and on board clock froze at 12:00PM as your ship passes through the speed of light. It will appear to remain at that time until you slow down below the speed of light 2 hours later, then the clock will "jump" to the correct time, 2:00PM as light is able to "move" from the clock to your eyes. However you have aged at the same rate as a ground observer.
Originally posted by apc
Time dilation is fact. Satellites in orbit have to have their clocks adjusted every few months to account for the difference in time.
An object moving quickly across the fabric of space experiences a slowing of the passage of time for that object relative to the passage of time for an object not travelling quickly across the fabric of space.
Conversely, if an object were to move very slowly relative to the fabric of space, almost at an absolute standstill (absolute zero), the passage of time for that object would near infinite speed. The object would instantly disintegrate from our perspective, long since decayed into its fundamental elements.
Originally posted by kilcoo316
No, I believe faster than light travel will come from warping space-time around the craft. We are already on the way manipulating space time,
see here, so given time, we should be able to break it