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Name: David Ratner
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This question has to do with the speed of light. If you are traveling at the speed of light and then turn on a light will you see that light?



Replies:
Einstein's special relativity asserts that the laws of physics do not change no matter how fast you are going relative to somebody else - you will see the same things in objects you manipulate at your speed as the other person sees at their speed. So, turning on a light in a speeding spaceship looks just like turning on a light in your living room. Actually, no object with non zero rest mass can travel at exactly the speed of light - only the special massless particles can do it, such as the photon, the particle of light itself. So your experiment is not actually possible.

A. Smith



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