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Q & A: light between moving objects

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Most recent answer: 03/10/2015
Q:
If two objects are moving away from each other at a combined speed of just above light speed, will the light emitted from object "A" reach object "B"?
- Daniel Monsanto (age 21)
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
A:

Yes.

in our frame, the light is moving faster than B so it will catch up.

Mike W.


(published on 03/10/2015)

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