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THANK YOU.SIR I REPEAT MY QUESTION WHEN I TRAVEL NEAR SPEED OF LIGIT ,SPACE CONTRACTION OCCUR, SO TRAVEL DISTANCE FOR ME LESS THAN 10 LIGHT YEAR, HOW MUCH DISTANCE FOR PHOTON TO TRAVEL ?
- HITESH (age 15)
That's a subtle question. From the point of view of someone traveling just below c along the same spatial path, the distance is extremely small. In the limit as the speed approaches c, the distance becomes zero. However, there is no reference frame, no point of view, corresponding to that limit.
(published on 12/13/2010)
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