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Old November 27 2012, 10:02 AM   #12
Mytran
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Re: Passing stars when going to warp

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I just assume that the warp field makes a crazy visual distortion that makes stars appear to move faster than they are actually moving. The stars are swirling around the warp bubble (that the ship creates) in a weird, illogical manner where some stars that have already passed the vessel are visible in the front of the ship, and vice versa.
I think some sort of optical illusion would be absolutely expected - after all , we can't even watch the spokes on a wheel turning beyond a certain speed without them seeming to run backwards, and that's much slower that lightspeed. The human eye (and brain) was just not built to interpret FTL velocities.
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