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Einstein may be wrong about how mirrors travelling at light speed work

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How does a mirror traveling at the speed of light behave? We may now know

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More than a century ago, Albert Einstein encountered a paradox during a thought experiment with mirrors moving at the speed of light. Now, a new series of calculations may have unraveled it.

“If you search on the Internet ‘what would you see in a mirror moving at the speed of light?’ You will find intense discussions on physics-related forums. Interestingly, none of the proposed answers are correct,” says Sergei Bulanov of ELI Beamlines Facility in…

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