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- Does standing on the earth (or any massive body) generate a Rindler horizon way off somewhere in the direction of your feet?

I just thought of this. I'm not an expert, so cut me some slack if I get something wrong.

Given:

1) Acceleration is supposed to produce a Rindler horizon.

2) If I understand it correctly, under Relativity and/or the Equivalence Principle, standing on (for example) the Earth is the same as being accelerated upward, i.e. you are being accelerated (where as if you were in free fall towards the earth, you would not be accelerating, you'd just be following a geodesic in warped space).

Question: Does standing on the Earth (or any massive body) generate a Rindler horizon way off somewhere in the direction of your feet? If not, why not?

No equations or techno-babble please.

Thanks.

Given:

1) Acceleration is supposed to produce a Rindler horizon.

2) If I understand it correctly, under Relativity and/or the Equivalence Principle, standing on (for example) the Earth is the same as being accelerated upward, i.e. you are being accelerated (where as if you were in free fall towards the earth, you would not be accelerating, you'd just be following a geodesic in warped space).

Question: Does standing on the Earth (or any massive body) generate a Rindler horizon way off somewhere in the direction of your feet? If not, why not?

No equations or techno-babble please.

Thanks.

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