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If you built a car that could travel at the speed of light and you turned on your headlights, what would happen and what would we see?
Question Date: 1998-03-04
Answer 1:

No matter how fast you are going light will always appear to you to go the speed of light, which is 299,792,458 meters per second, or 670,616,629 miles per hour. If you were driving your car at the speed of light with the headlights on, someone outside the car would see the car moving just as fast as the light that left the headlights. If you drove the car straight towards a video camera, what would happen to the camera once the light from your headlights reached it?

Answer 2:

According to Einstein's theory of Special Relativity as you approach the speed of light when you turn on your headlights they should work just like normal.As you look outside your windshield everything will look more blue. In the rearview mirror everything would look red. In addition, It will seem like it takes almost no time at all to get where ever you are going; everything will seem really close.


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