P1_3 Sort it out, Scotty!

Phoebe Vanderpump, Hannah Mahon, Lisa Reed, Amber Fitzpatrick


In this paper, we calculated a length contraction of 290 m (2.s.f) to 250 m (2.s.f) and a time dilation of 4000 s (2.s.f) to 4600 s (2.s.f) for the starship, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). The starship is from the original 1960s Star Trek series and modelled to be travelling at half the speed of light from Jupiter back to Earth. The observer is standing on Mars and is watching the starship moving towards Earth for repairs.

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