Poll: Do the headlights work?
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Yes
198 40%
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174 35%
Meh.
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#1
Space is bizarre isn't it?

Supposedly it goes on forever. But if it goes on forever, then how would you measure it? If it ends, what's on the other side?

I talked to a friend of mine about this, and he said that as people, we have to think of everything as something. We can't have "nothing" as a solution, because to humanity, that's not a solution. It had to have come from somewhere. So saying that space ends at point B, and beyond that is nothing, well, that's not good enough for people, they want to know what's beyond point B.

Which brings me to my next point. Einstein (I believe) said that anything traveling at the speed of light turns into energy, instantly. So if I picked up my monitor and threw it at the speed of light it would turn into energy. But what kind of energy? and how?

Okay now that your brains are working, figure this:

If a space shuttle is traveling at the speed of light, do the headlights work?

Thoughts, pit.
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#3
1. Space continuously expands
2. You possibly watch too much Star Trek
3. E=MC^2
4. Why the **** would there be headlights on space shuttles?

My thoughts. I'm going back to my flux capacitor project.
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#4
light IS energy..... basic knowledge of physics for the win.
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#6
wat
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HOLY HELL.

nice discovery, sir.


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#7
I had learned in PHYS 121 that you actually can't reach the speed of light, and also that your perception of time and length are altered. Of course, I didn't do so great in that class...
#8
Silly rabbit.
Space shuttles don't have headlights.


To be serious, tho. Wouldn't the light just simply appear as a solid, 2-D object? The light could not project forward nor back, therefore it would simply just exist.
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#9
Quote by DirtyMakik
1. Space continuously expands
2. You possibly watch too much Star Trek
3. E=MC^2
4. Why the **** would there be headlights on space shuttles?

My thoughts. I'm going back to my flux capacitor project.



To see where they are going. Space is dark.
Soon you will sit on the bench
of those who deny I have my soul
You sell a dream you create
Condemned by what you condemned before
Smooth are the words you sing down and high
Underground is your joy your laws
#10
Quote by MedicreDemon
To see where they are going. Space is dark.


There's that big shiny thing called "Sun."

It emits light.
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#11
I think that headlights would just draw more attention to yourself..thus causing aliens to invade your ship and eat your bodies.
#12
Quote by Jimmer1720
So if I picked up my monitor and threw it the speed of light it would turn into energy. But what kind of energy? and how?




Nothing with mass can achieve the speed of light. It requires infinite energy to propel an object with mass to the speed of light. infinite energy does not exist.
Last edited by Pernell at Mar 22, 2009,
#13
I've actually heard a theory that space won't expand infinitely, eventually it slows down and when that happens, time will slow down too. Not enough for anyone to ever notice, but it is kind of strange to think about.
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#14
If you were traveling at the speed of light and turned on headlights which, as a source of light, presumably also travel at the speed of light then no, it wouldn't be able to project/illuminate in front of you since nothing travels faster than light.
#15
you wouldn't need to travel the speed of light if you can make wormholes in the space/time continuum.
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#16
Quote by DirtyMakik
There's that big shiny thing called "Sun."

It emits light.



I was just kidding, but what if they are really far from the sun? You know, they are traveling faster than light after all.
Soon you will sit on the bench
of those who deny I have my soul
You sell a dream you create
Condemned by what you condemned before
Smooth are the words you sing down and high
Underground is your joy your laws
#18
No, the headlights won't work, because if the ship turns into energy, then there are no headlights. No circut boards, no wiring, no ship, just energy.

Edit: ^ it explodes? Or if you just dropped it, it'd kinda float on forever.
I think it's time for a change.



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#19
Quote by MattAnderson111
NEW QUESTION:

What would happen if we dropped an hydrogen bomb in space?


Well, only one way to find out

Let's do this.
#20
If you are traveling at the speed of light, and you shine a light in front of you, you will perceive it to have a velocity relative to you as the speed of light. i.e. you will measure it to be going twice the speed of light. At speeds like this though time isn't constant, and since velocity is measured by time, everything gets screwed up.
#21
I don't give a f*ck about if my headlights don't work at the speed of light, I just want a goddamn lightsaber. Get on that Bill Nye.
The arena is empty except for one man,
Still driving and striving as fast as he can.
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up,
And long ago somebody left with the cup,
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns...
#22
Quote by MattAnderson111
NEW QUESTION:

What would happen if we dropped an hydrogen bomb in space?


Nothing.

There are LOTS of radiations in space, and no air.
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#24
Quote by MattAnderson111
NEW QUESTION:

What would happen if we dropped an hydrogen bomb in space?

Well from what I understand there's very few oxygen molecules in space, and oxygen is necessary in creating the reaction so...nothing?
#25
I love talking about space!!!!!

If you were traveling at the speed of light ...with headlights, I believe light is affected by inertia?? So they should still work.

I want to know what big bang theorists think the matter came from in the first place. They think that having a god put us here is less likely than everything existing in a spec of light and exploding into the universe. But where did that infinitely small spec of matter come from?

Space is continuously expanding makes no sense.
The black part of space is growing? but what is beyond that? WHite? more black?
I probably am not making any sense I cant get points through typing very well.
#26
Quote by DirtyMakik
Nothing.

There are LOTS of radiations in space, and no air.


Or we could take the scientifical way to explain...

#27
I wonder if a space shuttle makes that *beep beep* sound when it goes in reverse, like a truck would.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#28
If you go further enough away from the sun, does everything go dark?
The will be heartache,
there will be rain,
and joy I can't explain.
#29
Quote by Pernell
I reiterate: Nothing with mass can ever achieve light speed.


Correct. BUT just to be an ass: we can make objects with a sufficiently small mass to go at speeds at which the relativistic effects are pretty much identical to those at light speed.
#30
Quote by MattAnderson111
NEW QUESTION:

What would happen if we dropped an hydrogen bomb in space?


Drop? with respect to what? there is no up in space, therefore drop in a spatial sense does not exist.
#31
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I wonder if a space shuttle makes that *beep beep* sound when it goes in reverse, like a truck would.



Do space shuttles have the ability to shift into reverse?
Poop.


Yes, poop.
#32
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If you go further enough away from the sun, does everything go dark?


stars = sun. so no.

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Do space shuttles have the ability to shift into reverse?


*wonders*
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#33
Quote by titsmcgee852
If you go further enough away from the sun, does everything go dark?

The universe is relatively homogeneous on a large scale, so you'll never really be so far away from any stars that it will be completely dark.

Edit^: Stop beating me to everything you weiner!
#34
Quote by MattAnderson111
Do space shuttles have the ability to shift into reverse?

It better, or else someone needs to call Xzibit to pimp that bitch up.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#35
Quote by Pernell
Drop? with respect to what? there is no up in space, therefore drop in a spatial sense does not exist.

Drop with respect to the area below you?
There may not me an "up" with relation to ground or anything, but there is an "up" relative to how you stand.
I think it's time for a change.



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#36
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Or we could take the scientifical way to explain...



or the Hollywood explanation:

*BOOM!* *everything wiped out from this dimension*
funkyducky


Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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Last edited by DirtyMakik at Mar 22, 2009,
#38
Quote by Pernell
Nothing with mass can achieve the speed of light. It requires infinite energy to propel an object with mass to the speed of light. infinite energy does not exist.

Wait..... Light travels at the speed of light?

The light that I project from a simple AA battery powered flashlight travels at the speed of light. We can project light at the speed of light, but we cant make anything go at the speed of light? That makes zero sense. We can travel faster than the speed of sound cant we? I see light as just another speed.

Infinite does not exist.
Its just an excuse. What is the highest number we can count to? Well, what is the word after quadrillion? Then we continue. Pie is an infinite number? It ends sometime, we just haven't gotten to it yet. Space is infinite? No, we just haven't gotten to the end yet. I haven't walked down eleventh street yet, so I assume it goes on forever. That doesn't make sense. (i always get bashed when I compare things....)
#39
*heads toward dark ball shape*


"Hey whats that dark spot? "

*spaghettification*

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#40
Quote by jrcsgtpeppers
I love talking about space!!!!!

If you were traveling at the speed of light ...with headlights, I believe light is affected by inertia?? So they should still work.

I want to know what big bang theorists think the matter came from in the first place. They think that having a god put us here is less likely than everything existing in a spec of light and exploding into the universe. But where did that infinitely small spec of matter come from?

Space is continuously expanding makes no sense.
The black part of space is growing? but what is beyond that? WHite? more black?
I probably am not making any sense I cant get points through typing very well.

Space is beige.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/universe_color_020308.html


It truly is weird, now that you bring it up. Even if everything did exist within that one spec of matter, the human brain presses: "What does that matter exist within, then?" But that's like trying to count to infinity. No matter how many times you count up or count down there will ALWAYS be one more number.
The arena is empty except for one man,
Still driving and striving as fast as he can.
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up,
And long ago somebody left with the cup,
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns...