Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Relativistic Mass Increase
My recollection from high-school physics is that the mass of an object increases with the v2/c2 ratio. Along with the normal risk of meteor collision from objects in front of you, a spaceship travelling at .95c would have a mass 1.97x its rest mass. Even masses not in your direct path would be drawn to your ship like bees to honey, but without atmospheric drag.