MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos - View Single Post - A Second Earth
Thread: A Second Earth
View Single Post
post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 05:45 AM
International Stalker
GMW's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,203
Blog Entries: 2
Originally Posted by Biowza
Well actually, I am pretty sure that 400 light years means that it would take us 400 years if we were to travel at the speed of light (or 99.99999999% close to it). 400 light years = 400 years for the light of that planet to reach us here on earth.
Ill tell you why soon if your ready for some confusing shit >.> (its easy to understand but its like wtf)

Ok, well, back. So as you near the speed of light a couple of things happen. First off, time in a sense slows down. When 10 years pass in a ship moving the speed of light 100 or 1000 pass on earth but they are both completely accurate.

Second, as you near the speed of light distance shrinks. So at a minute fraction of the speed of light that 400 light years is considerably less.

Credit to ThaMuffinMan
GMW is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome