Disregarding the difficulties in achieving a warp "bubble" as per Alcubierre's theoretical warp drive, as far as I understand it the geometry of the spacetime that arises is mathematically sound. Hence, it should be possible to predict what it would look like to be on the inside of the bubble looking out, right? Does there exist any resources on this particular topic, or any by-mentions by someone discussing the theory etc?

My understanding is that the spacetime warping isn't strong enough that light is completely "bounced" away when it hits the bubble, its direction is just warped - so light from the outside enters from the front and is distorted by the contracted space in front (and the effect would be more pronounced straight ahead (the visualizations I have seen seem to imply the spacetime "pit" is deeper in the front). You would get no light in from the rear since the bubble itself is moving at superluminal speeds.

Hence, from the front everything would look distorted, as if being contracted/pulled in, while the rear would be entirely black. Am I on point or completely missing here? Is the my question even really answerable?


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