1. An alien spaceship travels at 2.598 x 108 m/s (0.866c) across the plane of the solar system. For those of us living in the solar system, the diameter of the solar system is measured at 1.496 x 1016 m a) How big does the solar system appear to the aliens? b) How does the alien explain the fact that we measure a greater diameter for the solar system?

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1. An alien spaceship travels at 2.598 x 108 m/s (0.866c) across the plane of the solar system. For those of us living in the solar system, the diameter of the solar system is measured at 1.496 x 1016 m a) How big does the solar system appear to the aliens? b) How does the alien explain the fact that we measure a greater diameter for the solar system?

MIT 8.01 Physics I Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
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