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  1. #1 psudeo faster than light travel 
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    i got to thinking...
    massive objects in motion drag space along with them, right?

    so what if you made a long chain of neutron stars, (or other massive object) accelerated them to near the speed of light, then got in a spaceship and traveled very close to them at near the speed of light, to an outside observer, you'd be going twice the speed of light

    thoughts?


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    Sounds feasible to me, the light you were traveling alongside of would be dragged through space by the neutron stars as well, and since you wouldn't technically be going faster than light though the distance you have covered would make it seem like you had, you would still be adhereing to the rules of the theory of general relativity.

    Kind of like a space-time 'conveyeor belt'.

    If a civilization had this kind of power to create neutron stars where they wanted to at will it would be also safe to assume they could experiment with creating wormholes by twisting and curving space-time using neutron stars as well.

    This kind of technological feat would also allow for them to see into the past, though they could never go there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperNatendo
    If a civilization had this kind of power to create neutron stars where they wanted to at will it would be also safe to assume they could experiment with creating wormholes by twisting and curving space-time using neutron stars as well.

    This kind of technological feat would also allow for them to see into the past, though they could never go there.
    no doubt, even twice the speed of light is far so slow to go anywhere fast

    that might mess with the idea that you would be disconnected from light that has already passed you... as far as i know thats not a law or anything though
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