posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 11:06 AM
reply to post by Golithion
Faster than light travel is impossible with current technology because as the speed of an object traveling space increases, the required energy grows,
requiring more fuel, until eventually you'd need an infinitely large ship just to hold the fuel to even attempt it.
If we say you do have faster than light travel, you could theoretically move out past the light coming from the object you want to observe. A simple
text book example is you shin a flashlight, and travel at the speed of light, or faster, and you can get in front of the beam.
As you move towards the speed of light, time slows for you but not the rest of us. They've proven this with atomic clock experiments with space
vehicles. The faster an object travels, the slower time passes compared to the rest of us. You could travel to mars at faster than light and make it
in a few hours or whatever, but for us, it's still what 7 years? I don't know the numbers so don't bother complaining about the math.
So I suspect if you were to travel faster than light, turn around, you'd merely be seeing yourself leaving earth?
Actually now that I type that, I'm confused. Stars we can see right now at night might have already died years ago, millions depending on how far we
are from them.
Does light travel in a chronological order like say a radio wave? If so, if you can get out far enough I think you could see into the past.