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I What happens to something going at hyper-light speed?

  1. Dec 11, 2015 #1
    Let's say you were to launch a star at a speed that is twice the speed of light.
     
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    marcus

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    Isn't that impossible?
     
  4. Dec 11, 2015 #3
    Hell yes, but let's try to imagine what would happen anyways. Would the star tear a rift in timespace? Would there be an EM shockwave? Gravitational waves? Relativistic effects? Would the atoms in the star break apart into subatomic particles? What do you think would happen?
     
  5. Dec 11, 2015 #4

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    It turns into a herd of invisible pink unicorns.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2015 #5

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    The question you are asking is exactly this "Assume the laws of physics don't apply and then figure out what the laws of physics say about <insert nonsense of your choice>"

    This forum is not for that kind of question. It's for actual science.
     
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