Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Engage The Hyperdrive

Although according to the laws of physics, no object that has mass can travel faster than the speed of light, some physics Masters students at the University of Leicester in England have figured out what you would see  out the window of your spacecraft if it could travel faster than light.  But instead of stars looking like streaks of light, as seen in the Star Trek TV shows and Star Wars movies, you wouldn't see them at all.  Due to the Doppler effect, their light would be shifted into the X-ray range of frequencies.  On the other hand, the cosmic microwave background radiation would be shifted into the visible range.  So if we could ever construct a spaceship that could travel faster than light, we'd better include tinted windows and X-ray shielding.

Read more at Fox News.

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