Problem: An out-of-control alien spacecraft is diving into a star at a speed of 1.0 x 108 m/s. At what speed, relative to the spacecraft, is the starlight approaching? 

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The speed of light is the same in all frames of reference. 

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An out-of-control alien spacecraft is diving into a star at a speed of 1.0 x 108 m/s. At what speed, relative to the spacecraft, is the starlight approaching? 

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