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# What Is The Minimal Velocity For Stars To Appear as Blurs Of Light?

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posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 10:54 PM
August 17, 2019

While watching Star Trek, we've all seen episodes where the stars are zipping by, as Starship Enterprise travels faster than light.

Example:
But in reality, isn't it true that stars would NOT zip by like that, unless the ship is moving at a velocity that far exceeds the speed of light?

I don't think even at 10 times the speed of light (Warp 10), you would see them moving at all. The distance between the stars is HUGE.

How fast, at minimum, would your space ship need to be travelling for stars to look like blurs of light zipping by, when peering out a side portal/window? Warp 100 maybe?

-CareWeMust

edit on 8/17/2019 by carewemust because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 10:57 PM

I think warp 4 would do it.

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 11:00 PM

originally posted by: Phage

I think warp 4 would do it.

You just made me realize that I need to look up a warp simulator, if there is such a thing online. Thanks!

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 11:04 PM

For an exact answer we would need to know the location of each of the stars in relation to the object discussed. Once those locations are known, we would then need to know what happens when you pass the speed of light in order to change certain equations to fit the new dynamic.

But if I were to just guess, I would say C^100, at least.

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 11:05 PM

originally posted by: Phage

I think warp 4 would do it.

So your saying that the warp field is only making the stars stretch to the observer?
That is an a astute observation.

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 11:25 PM
Those were Hollywood stars, they are actors.

When I used to go to rock concerts, all the Rock stars looked a little blurry.

edit on 17-8-2019 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 11:26 PM

Yeah. Warp field.
That's the ticket.

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 11:28 PM

originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: Phage

I think warp 4 would do it.

You just made me realize that I need to look up a warp simulator, if there is such a thing online. Thanks!

posted on Aug, 17 2019 @ 11:30 PM
Just for you Care,

Warp Speed Calculator

I don't think even at 10 times the speed of light (Warp 10),

Warp 1 is light speed.
Warp 2 is X10 light speed
Warp 3 is X39 light speed.

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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:03 AM

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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:23 AM

Thank-you! I suspect the same...Warp 100...even if you're in the relatively DENSE center of our Milky Way galaxy.

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:25 AM

originally posted by: highvein

originally posted by: Phage

I think warp 4 would do it.

So your saying that the warp field is only making the stars stretch to the observer?
That is an a astute observation.

But the stars are not just "stretching". They are whizzing past the viewing portal.

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:27 AM

What's spacetime doing within the warp field?

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:30 AM

originally posted by: DAVID64

originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: Phage

I think warp 4 would do it.

You just made me realize that I need to look up a warp simulator, if there is such a thing online. Thanks!

Which of the programs on this page www.adamauton.com... is a simulator that lets you see how stars look at various warp speeds?

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:31 AM

Nobody knows how a warp field works, much less what the stars would look like when utilizing one.

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posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:35 AM

RE: www.anycalculator.com...

Thank-you! I entered Warp 5 for Speed and 50 Light Years for distance.

It will take "0.4" to get there. What unit of time is that? 0.4 days? 0.4 years?

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:36 AM

What unit of time is that? 0.4 days? 0.4 years?

Did you check days or years?
edit on 8/18/2019 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:37 AM
You wouldn't see anything except darkness. That's what you're doing, out running photons.

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:37 AM

originally posted by: Phage

What's spacetime doing within the warp field?

It's warping? Why are you asking me! I started this thread to LEARN. I'm the sponge, dude.

posted on Aug, 18 2019 @ 12:38 AM

Because it would affect what you see.

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