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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
I f i was travelling vertically at the speed of light(on earth), would i see my self travelling upwards as i am travelling so fast?
- Anonymous (age 16)
uk
A:
We have to beg off. It is not possible to move at the speed of light unless you happen to be light. If we tried to answer this question, we would end up saying all sorts of nonsense.

Still, it's a good question to wonder about. Einstein started wondering about the same question when he was young, and it ultimately led him to the understanding of why the question can't be answered.

Adam and Mike

(published on 10/22/2007)

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