If the length of an object could contract under length contraction, what about fundamental particles, like electrons, quarks, protons, etc? After all, an object is made up of a lattice/group of particles.
Garth said:They all contract as observed by an observer moving relative to them.
The length-contraction/time-dilation is an artifact of that observer's space-time reference system. In their own frame of reference the "electrons, quarks, protons, etc" are not being squashed!