Let's suppose that we have a rod which is 2 meters long in its rest frame. Its rest length can be defined as a set of points which do not occupy the same place, measured in a frame which is at rest with the rod as a whole. Now if we travel relative to the rod, it gets length contracted, I understand this, but does this mean that some of its points somehow 'disappear'. By this I mean does length contraction imply the loss of some points which combined together make the original length of the rod? If the rod gets length contracted by 90% does it lose some of its parts, or are the spacetime points of the rod that exist measured in the rest frame still there? I really don't understand how can two points that are one next to another get contracted. I hope someone can explain the mechanism of this relativistic effect to me, and how to all the points of the initial rod get preserved in moving frames, if they do?