Speed of light. .. If you were going the same speed or faster than the speed of light, then you wouldn't see the earth until you stopped, since the photons are travelling the same
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#15 - DucklingDick (07/10/2013) [-]
I am seriously disappointed
User avatar #8 - pacoseago (07/10/2013) [-]
If you were going the same speed or faster than the speed of light, then you wouldn't see the earth until you stopped, since the photons are travelling the same speed.
User avatar #37 to #8 - toxicplague (07/10/2013) [-]
the speed of light is an average, so one could assume that they were going at the slowest point of that average.
#43 to #8 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
Technically you're all wrong. Light still moves at 'the speed of light' even if you were moving that fast. If you measured a light wave it would still have that same speed regardless of how fast you were moving. It's a very bizarre reality of light, but it doesn't adhere to normal physics. Look it up kiddos.
User avatar #47 to #8 - sirfisticuffs (07/10/2013) [-]
I may sound stupid, but could you please explain this to me.
User avatar #16 to #8 - harryboom (07/10/2013) [-]
confusing as it may sound, photons always travel at the same speed regardless of the frame of reference. even as you approach the speed of light light will still be moving at the speed of light relative to you
User avatar #23 to #16 - thegamegestapo (07/10/2013) [-]
Question: If a car were to travel at the speed of light would its headlights work?
User avatar #25 to #23 - bramdk (07/10/2013) [-]
yes, the car would also have an infinite mass and its size would be 0x0x0 units in any system (metric or imperial) but yea... your headlights still work so that's a plus i guess (correct me if im wrong on this one but i think i heard this somewhere)
User avatar #29 to #25 - harryboom (07/10/2013) [-]
it would only be 0 long in the direction it was traveling.
User avatar #30 to #29 - bramdk (07/10/2013) [-]
oh yea thats what it was. thanks.
User avatar #26 to #25 - thegamegestapo (07/10/2013) [-]
So do you get blinded if you have headlights in a car that travels faster than the speed of light?
User avatar #27 to #26 - bramdk (07/10/2013) [-]
no the headlights would still shine the light forward away from you at the speed of light due to special relativity, not that you would be able to be blinded since you would probably be dead since your mass just increased by infinity.
User avatar #9 to #8 - JNS (07/10/2013) [-]
... if you're traveling at the same speed as the photons wouldn't you see a still image that would suddenly change once you reached your destination

or would what you see change as you pass photons traveling in different directions than you
User avatar #10 to #9 - pacoseago (07/10/2013) [-]
You would just see a still image for a moment, or you would be dead since you're travelling the speed of light.
#35 to #10 - wizi (07/10/2013) [-]
Your head would probably explode from the instant pressure change, so you would either instantly die or instantly pass out.
User avatar #33 to #10 - emrakul (07/10/2013) [-]
There would be a still image, but it would be redshifted to the point of invisibility; thus, you would not be able to see the earth behind you.
User avatar #11 to #8 - exacerbated (07/10/2013) [-]
You would still see the Earth, you would just see the Earth as a freeze frame, as you would see light particles that reflected off of the Earth just after you began to fly away at the speed of light, and since you would be traveling at the same speed as those particles, the Earth would appear to be standing completely still, regardless of whether you can tell the difference in the first place. Once you stopped, it would continue to move again.
User avatar #14 to #11 - anonymoose (07/10/2013) [-]
You wouldn't see anything. Light is a wave. If you're travelling the same speed as a wave you don't experience the wave, so the rods and cones in your eyes wouldn't detect the light.
User avatar #24 to #14 - thegamegestapo (07/10/2013) [-]
Technically light is both a wave and a particle. Meaning it doesn't make a lick of sense. Ever.

god just kill me now
#17 to #14 - ipostfunny ONLINE (07/10/2013) [-]
But what about the light waves that are not coming directly at you in the direction you're moving that would be competing with your speed and rather from the sides or different angles that would hit you as you travel. Also, I don't think there's a correct answer to any of this because it's impossible 'n' ****
User avatar #20 to #17 - bothemastaofall (07/10/2013) [-]
vsauce did a very good job of explaining what happens. You don't just go fast like in a car. First your fov expands, and then everything rushes toward you.
User avatar #21 to #20 - cobalisk (07/10/2013) [-]
You probably wouldn't see anything, given that you have closed your eyes, wailing like an idiot because you are flying at the speed of ******* light. Just sayin...
#12 to #11 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
If you were travelling backwards at the speed of light or faster the photons would not be able to catch up to your eyes and you would therefore... not see **** .
#5 - fuckatron (07/10/2013) [-]
Light speed Too slow...
User avatar #13 to #5 - johnwill (07/10/2013) [-]
Need this but larger!
User avatar #3 - pebar ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
actually, from the point of view of the light "particle," the trip would be instantaneous due to quantum **** ......

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Length_contraction
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation
#2 - solarisofcelestia ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
Engage!
User avatar #34 - xmonke (07/10/2013) [-]
That definitely wasn't the speed of light.
User avatar #48 to #34 - azumeow (07/10/2013) [-]
Actually, last time I saw this, somebody took the speed of light (in a vacuum of course) and did the calculations. It's a bit slower, but barely.
#1 - anon (07/09/2013) [-]
The speed/distance ratio is off, but it's a nicely put in laymans terms.
#7 - patchesdacrazy (07/10/2013) [-]
Speed of light just stopped half way through... we must of ran out of quarters.
Speed of light just stopped half way through... we must of ran out of quarters.
#32 - skubasteve (07/10/2013) [-]
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User avatar #28 - cptmongtard (07/10/2013) [-]
Enlightening.
User avatar #4 - profesoreoak ONLINE (07/09/2013) [-]
the speed of light is pretty slow for me
User avatar #19 - bothemastaofall (07/10/2013) [-]
0/10 no special relativity taken into account.
User avatar #18 - icameheretotroll (07/10/2013) [-]
Gotta go faster
#31 - dehymenator (07/10/2013) [-]
Light cannot always be going the speed of light because black holes exist. From a reference frame located inside the event horizon of a black hole light will likely not be going the speed of light.

Frankly the lack of actual experimental knowledge regarding the speed of light in relitivistically moving reference frames makes know what actually would happen to what we see in this scenario difficult to predict.
#50 - sircopperman (07/10/2013) [-]
"Wanna see me do it again?"
User avatar #46 - sirfisticuffs (07/10/2013) [-]
Like Sonic
User avatar #42 - iLime (07/10/2013) [-]
Light must lag really bad.
User avatar #39 - RIPphyscovideos (07/10/2013) [-]
Wouldn't the field of view change so that you begin to see things behind you, and all the light from the universe in front of you (if going backwards facing forwards) would become blue shifted?
User avatar #40 to #39 - corso (07/10/2013) [-]
That's in a black hole.
User avatar #41 to #40 - RIPphyscovideos (07/10/2013) [-]
Vsauce that ****
#49 to #41 - dapape (07/10/2013) [-]
Since your eyes would be moving faster than the light trying to move into them all you would start to see was the background radiation of the universe which looks something like this.
#36 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
If this were actually correct the portion of earth would be way shorter and the portion to the moon longer, because earths atmosphere only goes up 40-50 mi while the moon is 200k+ mi away
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