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Accelerating to c

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    Hi does anyone know where I can find a video that shows what one would see if one went on a relativistic journey from Earth, accelerating at 1g to a distant star?

    I have some idea for example length contraction when looking perpendicular from the direction of travel, and things in front would become blue and things behind red; and the shapes would be distorted.

    I have read that objects the ship has recently passed would still be visible from the front for some time, why does this happen?
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  3. Jan 30, 2012 #2

    Filip Larsen

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    Welcome to PF!

    If you use Google you should be able to find a number of videos on the net showing relativistic effects, for instance [1].

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