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Good day.

We have a solid body and accelerate it to near the speed of light, its mass will increase depending on the ratio of the speed and the speed of light.
Will act as space-time around a body?
Will the bends?
This creates a bubble around the body at a certain speed?
The establishment of the hole in the space time at speeds near the speed of light?

Thank you.

Marian, the answer to your question is no. What you are asking about is the general theory, not the special theory. The mass increase you are talking about is not an intrinsic property of the object, since in a frame of reference in which the object is at rest, there is no mass increase. It is a property that exists only with respect to a frame of reference in which the object is moving, and it refers to the increasing difficulty of increasing its velocity yet further.

We do not any longer refer to that as a mass increase.



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