# Shortening of spaceships

1. Aug 20, 2009

### menniandscience

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?

2. Aug 20, 2009

### George Jones

Staff Emeritus
No, special relativistic effects have nothing to do with gravitons.

3. Aug 20, 2009

### menniandscience

so why the spaceship get shortend, in proportion to the speed?