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Author Topic: Is there an accepted theory..................  (Read 854 times)

imfeduptoo

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Is there an accepted theory..................
« on: 02 March, 2013, 02:26:46 PM »
............. as to what the universe would look like to someone travelling through it at, or faster than, the speed of light?

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Re: Is there an accepted theory..................
« Reply #1 on: 24 March, 2013, 07:37:31 AM »
Well, here's one theory:


.......You would also experience some strange visual consequences. One such consequence is called aberration, and it refers to how your whole field of view would shrink down to a tiny, tunnel-shaped "window" out in front of your spacecraft. This happens because photons (those exceedingly tiny packets of light) -- even photons behind you -- appear to come in from the forward direction. In addition, you would notice an extreme Doppler effect, which would cause light waves from stars in front of you to crowd together, making the objects appear blue. Light waves from stars behind you would spread apart and appear red. The faster you go, the more extreme this phenomenon becomes until all visible light from stars in front of the spacecraft and stars to the rear become completely shifted out of the known visible spectrum (the colors humans can see). When these stars move out of your perceptible wavelength, they simply appear to fade to black or vanish against the background.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-faster-than-speed-of-light1.htm

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Re: Is there an accepted theory..................
« Reply #2 on: 24 March, 2013, 07:58:46 AM »
Well, here's one theory:


.......You would also experience some strange visual consequences. One such consequence is called aberration, and it refers to how your whole field of view would shrink down to a tiny, tunnel-shaped "window" out in front of your spacecraft. This happens because photons (those exceedingly tiny packets of light) -- even photons behind you -- appear to come in from the forward direction. In addition, you would notice an extreme Doppler effect, which would cause light waves from stars in front of you to crowd together, making the objects appear blue. Light waves from stars behind you would spread apart and appear red. The faster you go, the more extreme this phenomenon becomes until all visible light from stars in front of the spacecraft and stars to the rear become completely shifted out of the known visible spectrum (the colors humans can see). When these stars move out of your perceptible wavelength, they simply appear to fade to black or vanish against the background.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/what-if/what-if-faster-than-speed-of-light1.htm

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