Hi, I have only had a personal interest in physics so far and have yet to complete so much as one basic introductory physics course. I'm in second semester calculus, so I'm not hopeless on some fronts of understanding terms or mathematical ideas, but I have yet to understand what a manifold is. I'm always comming to a stand still when I consider the concept or time being relative and that one object moving at or near the speed of light ages more slowly than an object that is nearly at rest (or was relativity claiming to elliminate rest completely?). The real trouble that I have in understanding this is the idea that at some point of increased speed, an object might be moving relativly slower from the observer that is closer to being at rest (is there a term for this that I would be able to read up on?). Would it then be possible in theory for an object to move two feet so quickly that the obverver only sees it move incredibly slowly and taking billions of years to get from point A to point B? Or would the moving object simply dissappear only to reappear at the targeted point in space but way into the future as though all movement were essentially a teleport to a future point in space? Or if subspace is a spacial plain that holds while a direct structured space retains the ability to bend, then would there similarly be a subtime? I realise that i must have many clear misconceptions here, but I'd like to be corrected in them so as to have a clearer idea in mind of what is known or postulated in physics today.