Relativity

Relativity

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It's commonly believed that Lorentz contraction makes objects appear flatter along the direction of travel. However, this ignores light travel times. In fact, a fast-moving butt would appear rotated toward the observer but not substantially distorted. Shakira was right.


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In other news, Space Weird Thing is delightful, and I feel surprisingly invested in @xkcdbracket's results.