Through Einstein's Eyes Picture Gallery

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This page shows images from some of the movies on the Through Einstein's Eyes site.
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The relativistic rollercoaster

The relativistic rollercoaster exists in an imaginary world in which the speed of light is only 5 m/s.

Link to online site movie page (14 Mbytes).


Earth

In the solar system tour the planets are big enough to see relativitsic effects with the actual speed of light. Receding from the earth at 15% light speed the doppler effect turns the blue Earth green.

Link to online site movie page (16 Mbytes).


Jupiter

Approaching Jupiter at 80% light speed its colour is blueshifted by the doppler effect. The inset shows what we would see if there were no relativistic effects.

Link to online site movie page (6 Mbytes).


Saturn

At 99% light speed Saturn's rings are distorted because of the different times light takes to reach us from their different parts.

Link to online site movie page (41 Mbytes).


Cube

The hollow cube is a fantasy object we fly through to dramatically illustrate relativistic visual effects.

Link to online site movie page (4 Mbytes).


Tram

The tram is a familiar object with which to understand relativistic visual effects. As for the rollercoaster, we imagine that the speed of light is only a few meters per second.

Link to online site movie page (4 Mbytes).


The Australian National University, Department of Physics, Author: C. Savage.
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