- TL;DR Summary
- If the earth rotates faster, distant stars traveling across the sky would eventually look like they are traveling faster than the speed of light. From the distant star's perspective, we are just rotating like crazy. How would time and gravity change for the two reference points of view if the speed of light can't be exceeded?
If a person was rotating on a verticle axis from head to toe like the Earth or quasar. If nothing can go faster than light, from the person's perspective looking at the stars traveling across the night sky, if you increase the rotation of the earth, stars further than a certain critical distance will have to appear to be traveling faster than the speed of light in the sky. The person on Earth wouldn't know that he is rotating. They would think they are standing still and everything is rotating around them. From the distance star, they would think they are standing still, and we were rotating super fast like quasars do. How does gravity and time work in this scenario?