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What effects on its surroundings do you expect from an object moving at relativistic speeds?

Asked by ragingloli (47662points) August 31st, 2009

Say you have a superfluid ( a supercooled fluid that has lost its ability to create friction, a.k.a. Bose-Einstein-Condensate) that is also ferromagnetic, that you can accelerate in a torus, that in the constraints of this argument is indestructible. Since this fluid is frictionless, you can accelerate close to the speed of light (relativistic speed).
What effects on the immediate environment do you imagine will this setup produce?

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grumpyfish's avatar

Grumpyfish is no physicist, but accelerating something only increases its effective mass, not its actual mass. So you shouldn’t see any increase in local gravity effects.

bumwithablackberry's avatar

Constipation, hey do you wanna go grab a beer?

Shuttle128's avatar

At the very least you’d see some Doppler effects.

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