Flying at lightspeed?
If you fly through Earth's atmosphere at the speed of light, would you catch fire?
- Andrew SmithLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
You wouldn't have time to catch fire. You would be vaporized. Atomized. Disintegrated. Cease to exist. All in the first microsecond. Fire is the combination of material with oxygen. And that takes some time. Time that you wouldn't have.
- WhoLv 71 month ago
at the speed of light time stands still (for you) - so there would be no time to catch fire
(you could cross the universe in zero time (your time)
- KrishnamurthyLv 71 month ago
The speed of light =
299 792 458 m / s
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
Pieces of rubble flying at a tiny fraction of lightspeed get vaporised as soon as they enter the athmosphere
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- 1 month ago
Not a chance. Fire is hot and everyone knows you can catch "COLD" but not "HOT" !!
- Anonymous1 month ago
By all means !!! You'll get incinerated
- az_lenderLv 71 month ago
A web page on sciencefocus.com suggests that in the lower troposphere, you could catch fire by going a mere 6000 km/h (whereas the speed of light is nearly 200000 times that fast).
- BobLv 71 month ago
definitely. you'd catch on fire going much slower than lightspeed.
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
i would hope not but anything is possible