Imagine yourself seated at the center of a spherical shell of radius 3 X 10^8 meters the inner surface being diffusely reflecting. A source at the center of the sphere emits a sharp pulse of light, which travels outward through the darkness with uniform intensity in all directions. Explain what you would expect to see during the three second interval following the pulse under the assumptions that,
a) there is a steady aether wind blowing through the sphere at 1000km/s
b) there is no aether and Einstein's second postulate holds
c) discuss the relationship of this thought experiment to the Michelson Morley experiment.
(Hint: Think about the time it would take for light to reach the parts of the spherical shell in different directions relative to the direction of the aether wind.)
The Attempt at a Solution
a) the light would move faster towards the direction of the aether wind and slower in the opposite direction
b) the light would scatter uniformly in all directions at the same speed
c) relativity and differences in perspective?
Please help me and let me know if I'm not understand the question fully or missing something major.