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B Is it possible to compress the space without gravity?

  1. Apr 3, 2017 #1
    Is it possible to compress the space without gravity?
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2017 #2

    Fervent Freyja

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    How could you compress a space without matter?
     
  4. Apr 3, 2017 #3
    Could you expand (no pun intended) a little bit more on what you are trying to say?
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  5. Apr 3, 2017 #4
    If you travel at extremely high speed, space compresses in front of you (from your point of view.)
     
  6. Apr 3, 2017 #5

    phinds

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    No, space is not a tangible thing that can be compressed. As is pointed out above, you can make it apprear that space is compressed but that's really just DISTANCE that is being compressed, not space.

    I think you are being misled by statements about SPACE-TIME, which is not the same thing as space.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2017 #6

    fresh_42

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    This question doesn't make sense, as explained.
    As the question has been answered and there is nothing left to say, I close this thread now.
     
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