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Old March 14 2010, 05:51 PM   #1
endouken
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Warp speed and the 'star effect'

Hi guys.

This question has been bugging me for a while now, I have hunted for an answer so please don't flame me if this has been asked before:

In star trek (almost any series) when the ship cruises at warp speeds the audience can often see the stars zooming by outside the window...well, even at high warp speeds such as warp 8, it would take 2 days to reach a nearby star from earth...therefore would the stars really fly past like they do in the special effects?

For proof of my sources:
http://www.startrek.com.sg/warp.html - details the warp speeds, and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLWuTkBvIG0
the above video is apparently only warp 1!!

or are these white flashes that look a hell of a lot like stars, in fact not stars at all?!

Thanks everyone,

Tom.
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