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Fraser
2010-Nov-19, 05:00 PM
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George
2010-Nov-19, 07:43 PM
I think the depiction is inaccurate. As we approach light speed the relativistic aberration will cause the objects ahead of us to condense into a brighter and brighter, smaller and smaller spot, blueshifting as we go faster and faster.