I've been looking at the parts of a photon as it moves at the speed of light and how this affects the photon it's self. I have encountered a few things such as the need for the photon to start spinning as it moves through gravitational fields ECT. But I have recently found 2 things that are very odd that I wanted to ask about.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

First off the bat is the fact that at two different points in a photon, one behind the other relative to the velocity of the photon, the point behind the other will observe the one in front of it moving at the speed of light due to the time dilation. But then does this imply that the time dilation is slightly less then the absolute of experiencing no time and therefore that light does not travel at the "maximum speed in the universe".

I was also wondering whether if you were a photon whether or not you would ever be able to view yourself reach light speed because of the time dilation and whether or not this means that there is room for acceleration?

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