reply to post by WickettheRabbit
That has more to do with mass than anything. It takes a lot of energy to propel a craft that has a lot of mass to it than it does for a single
So in theory if you can somehow bend physics enough to reduce, or for all intents and purposes, seem to reduce, a crafts mass to 0 or a percentage
thereof. One would just need the appropriate power to thrust that ship past the light speed barrier.
People used to believe that the Earth was flat, we found out better, people used to believe that a person could not go outside of the Earth, We proved
better. People said the sound barrier could not be broken, we proved otherwise.
People also screw up what they think relativity is. A person traveling at the speed of light would not age any slower or faster than a person
standing still on the Earth. The logic behind that old fallacy is about as flawed as a person on the ground aging differently than a person in an
To someone on a ship traveling at the speed of light away from a moving observable point would just see the point remain stationary, because that is
the point the reflected data traveling at the speed of light would be received by the observer. In reality the point has continued along its path at
the same rate and speed. Time and space aren't as inseparable as it seems.
what you see is not always what it is.
Moving towards the target your data perception will change again, and the object in question would appear to move faster than it really is.
On board a ship you would have to calibrate video and signal systems to compensate for the different observable data points and reorient them with
time. Remember there are no stationary points in the universe.
All things in motion also presents a problem with folding space.
Point A may be point A relative to point B by said number of light years. You want to bring point A and point B together, thereby moving all of the
surrounding space into a singularity connected to another singularity. Wouldn't the aperture size be dependent on distance, after all you still have
the distance to cover?
Wouldn't that mean that the longer the distance the larger the aperture of the event horizon?
In that split second while yes, you go through as planned, but you have also in that instant brought who knows what gravitational forces into a
Makes you wonder what two stars instantly colliding would do? And you people are always worried about CERN.
[edit on 5/28/2009 by whatukno]