I just read this article: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/pl...aze-revealed-photo-horizons/story?id=33832751 The article itself is really cool, but something at the bottom of it caught my attention. I don't know how fast New Horizons is traveling, but say, for example it was traveling at relativistic speeds. How would the information be effected, in terms of the Doppler Effect. The information is being transmitted via some form of EM waves, right? So they should be susceptible to such an effect. Suppose they were effected, then would the information actually be effected or just the waves? Also, I understand the satellite is billions of miles away, but why is the transfer rate so incredibly slow? Why is that it just takes the initial bits of information several hours to arrive, a reasonable transfer rate is achieved? Is this due to the Doppler effect? I guess its an incredible feat to just be able to send a signal from that far away, it just seems like the receiving part should be the challenge, not transfer rates. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around sending a picture 3 billion miles across space to a "pale blue dot". And then reconciling my tenuous grasp on how waves behave.