## The Hermes spacecraft is traveling at 0.1c(1/10 the speed of light past Mars and shines a laser in front of the ship. You would see the ligh

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The Hermes spacecraft is traveling at 0.1c(1/10 the speed of light past Mars and shines a laser in front of the ship. You would see the light traveling at c (the speed of light )away from your ship. According to Einstein’s special relativity how fast with a person on Mars observe the light to be traveling?

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3 years 2021-08-11T18:04:09+00:00 1 Answers 102 views 0

So, according to Einstein’s special relativity a person on Mars observe the light to be traveling at c = 3 x 10⁸ m/s.

Explanation:

The special theory of relativity has two main postulates:

1- VALIDITY OF PHYSICAL LAWS

The laws of physics such as Newton’s Laws and Maxwell’s Equations are valid in all inertial frame of references.

2- CONSTANCY OF SPEED OF LIGHT

The speed of light in vacuum is the same for all observers in uniform translational relative motion, and it is independent of the motion of the source or the observer. Thus, speed of light is a universal constant and its value is c = 3 x 10⁸ m/s.

So, according to Einstein’s special relativity a person on Mars observe the light to be traveling at c = 3 x 10⁸ m/s.