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    we know that the farther away the objects are from us the faster they are travelling and by this we know that neutron stars are moving at a great velocity but only relative to us but if we suppose that we measure the distance of milky way galaxy from neutron stars (or whatever thing which is far away and travelling at a very high speed), wouldnt it also show that we are moving at really great speed relative to neutron star . which one of this is correct are we moving very fast or the neutron stars (or some thing which is really far away and travelling at a very high speed.)


     

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    From our point of view they are moving. From their point of view we are moving. It is all relative.

    (And I don't think you mean neutron stars but ...)


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    One thread on the subject is sufficient.

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    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
    Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

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