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If a car was going the speed of light and turned on its lights would anything happen?
You will be going to fast to turn on the lights.
What car would you be in, Ford Galaxie, Saturn Geo, probably not a Gremlin?
I think that if you were able to go that fast and turn on your lights, the light would shine in front of you all the way to whatever galaxy you choose to visit. I think that the light from your lights would be traveling the speed of light and since they would be lighting the way in front of you as you traveled the speed of light you would have light all the way. Right??
There might be a big boom as you passed the sound barrier as well.
😉 🙂 :-0
That has really made me ponder. I think it’s an experiment you should try and then let us all know how it turned out. Tell your mom it will be a field trip. 😀
Well, I think you may have to rework the electrical system. If you were going the speed of light, it would be likely that you would be at your destination before the electrical system kicked on the lights. Here’s a question for you: If you were going the speed if light, how would you know that you need to turn on your lights? And what would you use lights to see?
Your question contradicts Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity which states that no object with mass CAN travel at, or above, the speed of light (c). As your car approaches c, its resistance to acceleration (mass) increases so that it would take an impossibly infinite force to actually reach c. Your question, then, is based on an impossible premise. It’s like asking ‘What would happen if I reached the North Pole and kept going north?’ (Walorski)
… but if you could do it I would say your lights would turn on and the light would go as fast as the light beams around you.
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