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    A spaceship moving past the earth with a speed of 0.8 c blasts the earth with pulsed laser photons every 10 seconds. For the observers on earth who see the flashes, what is the time interval they measure?

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    A spaceship moving past the earth with a speed of 0.8 c blasts the earth with pulsed laser photons every 10 seconds. For the observers on earth who see the flashes, what is the time interval they measure?

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    The spaceship is moving away from the earth and ...

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