posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 12:33 PM
A person on Earth has a super strong laser. The (hypothetical) laser is so strong that the person can project a bright dot of light anywhere, say, on
another planet, many light years away.
So..the person on Earth points the laser at, say, at a planet or object, near, example, the star Betelgeuze in Orion.
The person then "swipes" the laser beam only a few degrees across the night sky - the laser dot races in a few seconds from the planet around
Betelgeuze to the another star or planet on an entirely different section of the night sky.
The "real" distance between those two points on the sky is...say....200 light years.
Observer somewhere in outer space who don't know about the man on Earth with the laser see the light spot, says it's some kind of object/light of
They track the light and measure that it in fact traverses a distance of 200 light years in a mere seconds. (We assume they can do this, for example
they could have observing stations around the universe and were able to follow and track the light on its way from the first planet to the second.
That the light is a "projection" they don't know).
So..those people say they saw an object which moved at "impossible" speed, coming to the conclusion that it moved a lot faster than light speed.
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