Past the speed of light

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I'm not exactly sure but I want to know, what would happen if a spaceship was to exceed the speed of light?
 

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mgb_phys
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It would turn into pink unicorns. You can't go faster than light to it's an invalid question.
 
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I'm not exactly sure but I want to know, what would happen if a spaceship was to exceed the speed of light?
The question you asked is comparable to the question "What is outside our universe?”

The question has no meaning. Stephen Hawking compared it to asking, “What is north of the North Pole?".
 
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I'm not exactly sure but I want to know, what would happen if a spaceship was to exceed the speed of light?
It would be compressed to zero length, its internal time would stop, and it would have infinate mass.

Since these things cannot happen, it should be clear that superluminal speed is not possible.
 
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It would be compressed to zero length, its internal time would stop, and it would have infinate mass.

Since these things cannot happen, it should be clear that superluminal speed is not possible.
No, the correct answer was given in the first post.

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