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Shortening of spaceships

  1. Aug 20, 2009 #1
    we all know that when a spaceship is flying it is getting shorter, in proportion to the speed of light. i don't know why it is happen but i build a theory. since the mass of the spaceship increases also, the spaceship it self spread more gravitones who warp the space of the spaceship - warping as shortening.
    true?
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2009 #2

    George Jones

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    No, special relativistic effects have nothing to do with gravitons.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2009 #3
    so why the spaceship get shortend, in proportion to the speed?
     
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