# C-ship Mission: Flying through the Lattice

Here's a movie which illustrates all of the effects of special relativity at once. Spacetime looks weird from oblique angles, so don't worry if what you see looks puzzling the first time through. I spent the better part of a week doing the math to convince myself this was what one would actually see.

This movie was made by the artificial intelligence commanding C-ship Michelson. The Michelson's mission is to fly through the Lattice Galaxy, starting at rest with respect to one face and accelerating at a constant 100 metres per second per second until reaching the other side of the Lattice, 64000 light-years from the point of departure.

To view still frames from the fly-through movie, complete with all the parameters for each frame, click on the frame numbers below.

 ``` Doppler Ship Lattice Light Aberr Shift Lorentz Time Lattice Frame Days Days/Yrs v/c Years 45° 45° Cont. Dila. Thick. ly 1 0 0d 0.00000000 0.000 45.0 1.00 1.00000 1 64000 2 10 11d 0.28047668 0.004 34.5 1.25 0.95986 1.04 61431 3 20 25d 0.52004305 0.019 26.2 1.60 0.85414 1.17 54665 4 30 47d 0.69861917 0.053 19.8 2.09 0.71549 1.40 45792 5 40 86d 0.81867872 0.123 14.9 2.75 0.57425 1.74 36752 6 50 154d 0.89389823 0.261 11.2 3.64 0.44827 2.23 28689 7 60 275d 0.93896088 0.527 8.41 4.84 0.34402 2.91 22018 8 70 1.34y 0.96523621 1.027 6.31 6.44 0.26138 3.83 16728 9 80 2.39y 0.98031570 1.956 4.73 8.58 0.19744 5.06 12636 10 90 4.25y 0.98889113 3.661 3.55 11.43 0.14864 6.73 9513 11 100 7.57y 0.99374250 6.764 2.66 15.24 0.11170 8.95 7149 12 110 13.48y 0.99647897 12.38 1.99 20.33 0.08384 11.9 5366 13 120 23.98y 0.99801994 22.50 1.49 27.12 0.06290 15.9 4025 14 130 42.68y 0.99888689 40.68 1.12 36.17 0.04717 21.2 3019 15 140 75.95y 0.99937437 73.26 0.840 48.25 0.03537 28.3 2264 16 150 135.16y 0.99964840 131.5 0.629 64.37 0.02652 37.7 1697 17 160 240.54y 0.99980241 235.6 0.472 85.87 0.01988 50.3 1272 18 170 428.06y 0.99988897 421.4 0.354 114.55 0.01490 67.1 954 19 180 761.79y 0.99993761 752.8 0.265 152.82 0.01117 89.5 715 20 190 1355.70y 0.99996494 1343.5 0.199 203.86 0.00837 119 536 21 200 2412.63y 0.99998030 2395.9 0.149 271.96 0.00628 159 402 22 210 4293.55y 0.99998893 4270.6 0.112 362.80 0.00471 213 301 23 220 7640.89y 0.99999378 7608.9 0.084 483.98 0.00353 284 226 24 230 13597.86y 0.99999650 13552 0.063 645.64 0.00264 378 169 25 240 24198.99y 0.99999804 24135 0.047 861.30 0.00198 505 127 26 250 43064.96y 0.99999890 42972 0.035 1148.99 0.00149 673 95 27 260 76639.19y 0.99999938 76503 0.026 1532.78 0.00111 898 71 28 270 136388.48y 0.99999965 136184 0.020 2044.76 0.00083 1198 53 29 280 242719.40y 0.99999980 242406 0.015 2727.76 0.00063 1598 40 30 290 431947.82y 0.99999989 431458 0.011 3638.89 0.00047 2132 30 ```

by John Walker