"Scientists aren't perfect, just peer reviewed.""Eye of Sauron Observatory", featuring "Sauron's Other Eye", 16" dob, conical Royce mirror.
Quote:Rick and Brentwood also asked you to explain the special relativity thing. It is quite likely they do understand simple math like this and I do not want to hold the three of you up.
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
I don't believe in astrology. I am a Gemini and we're very skeptical.
Quote:Will the simplified version come down to solving a right triangle with sidesct, vt, and (hypotenuse) ct' and eventually solving for t'? I've seen that approach and it is pretty understandable, but requires pics.
Quote:You'll see where this is going eventually. Ask questions now.-drl
Quote:Danny,aко аз ви е поискал въпрос в България, ще можете да го разбираме без да използвате Google? Не мога да поставя си пост в Google и да се превеждат.?
Quote:I can't help feeling that there must be a simple analogy that would give people like us at least a rough picture of the situation.
Quote:ALL observers will always measure the speed of light as the same, regardless of their state of relative motion
Quote: From the outside of observer the light from the headlight would be almost statically standing still in front of the headlight lamp of SpaceGalNear-c?
Quote:OK, a star moving at near light speed, spits out light.I'm thinking.Let's imagine a quasar traveling, because of universe expansion, relative to us at say (being silly), near-c. If its light has reached us, it has also had the same amount of time to go-out sideways from us; so, though it took forever from our perspective to get to us, it has also had forever to go sidewise to our point of view.Maybe that explains what the quasar's perpendicular-to-us light is so far away from the quasar, but the gal's headlight light isn't; it's a matter of the total time of the scenario.?I'm guessing.Otto
Quote:If its light has reached us, it has also had the same amount of time to go-out sideways from us; so, though it took forever from our perspective to get to us, it has also had forever to go sidewise to our point of view.
Greg - Celestron SkyScout 90mm refractor & planetarium