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- adj. Moving at a speed very close to the speed of light
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Accelerate to relativistic, then ultrarelativistic speeds
As you reach relativistic recession velocity with respect to the projector, your movie winds up in slow motion and and much redder, then a slide show, then an almost entirely still image in the ultrarelativistic limit.
My (2) is a problem for me because as one reaches the ultrarelativistic limit photons from the blackbody radiator will still ultimately reach you even if highly redshifted.
The Higgs vacuum is a medium that is both ultrarelativistic (pressure ≫ energy density) and ultra-quantum, being a Bose-Einstein condensate with almost all its particles in the same quantum state.
The degeneracy pressure of the object, however, is much larger, such that the star’s particles are ultrarelativistic and p = e/3, where e is the energy density and p is the pressure.
But on the other hand, ultrarelativistic objects don’t become black holes simply because they’re moving very fast.