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There's something very fundamental about the curved structure of spacetime that is confusing me. Einstein is saying that gravity can bend starlight. In other words, if I have this right, a star's light will follow the curvatures of spacetime created by a large body of mass, like the sun.

Here's where it's getting very hard for me to visualize things. If I hop on a huge and powerful spaceship and go extremely fast towards this curvature of spacetime created by the sun's mass (exactly where the starlight is being bent), why can't my spaceship go right through that curved spacetime? I know this is an elementary way of putting it, but it's almost like we're going to run into this spacetime wall and bounce off it. (I know that's wrong, but I'm just trying to express how I'm visualizing this.)

I can see where massless light follows these curves, but why couldn't a fast-moving vessel restructure the curvatures of spacetime and not follow the same path as the light?

If you need clarification on my question, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Here's where it's getting very hard for me to visualize things. If I hop on a huge and powerful spaceship and go extremely fast towards this curvature of spacetime created by the sun's mass (exactly where the starlight is being bent), why can't my spaceship go right through that curved spacetime? I know this is an elementary way of putting it, but it's almost like we're going to run into this spacetime wall and bounce off it. (I know that's wrong, but I'm just trying to express how I'm visualizing this.)

I can see where massless light follows these curves, but why couldn't a fast-moving vessel restructure the curvatures of spacetime and not follow the same path as the light?

If you need clarification on my question, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

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