|MadSci Network: Physics|
An optical effect now common to science fiction, educational films, and even PC screen savers is a field of stars moving toward you in much the same way as objects move past a train window. The "closer" stars speed by rapidly while the "distant" stars move by more slowly. A recent PBS documentry illustraited the shape of our galaxy by moving through it in several minutes. Assuming for a moment that you had zero mass, what would you really "see" if you could move that fast? Would time stop? Would light be shifted to infinity?
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