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(II) When at rest, a spaceship has the form of an isosceles triangle whose two equal sides have length 2$\ell$ and whose base has length $\ell$ . If this ship flies past an observer with a relative velocity of $v=0.95 c$ directed along its base, what are the lengths of the ship's three sides according to the

observer?

$$\begin{array}{l}{0.31 \ell} \\ {1.94 \ell}\end{array}$$

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