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Old November 21 2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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Re: Passing stars when going to warp

Add to Timo's explanation that anything going faster than the speed of light can't see anything behind it (because the light can't catch up) - so in fact, the streaks behind the ship shouldn't even be visible if they're starlight. I always take it to be an artefact of travelling with a warp field, some kind of radiation caused by the interaction of realspace and subspace (possibly tachyon-related).
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