Problem: Manufactured on Earth, a cube has a side length of 2.0 cm. As a spaceship flies past an observer on Earth, it fires the cube at a speed of 0.7 c relative to the observer on Earth. What volume for the cube would the observer on Earth measure?

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Manufactured on Earth, a cube has a side length of 2.0 cm. As a spaceship flies past an observer on Earth, it fires the cube at a speed of 0.7 c relative to the observer on Earth. What volume for the cube would the observer on Earth measure?

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