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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why “Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why “Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”

Anyone who’s ever driven a car has seen the little warning on basically every passenger-side mirror: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” But, why can’t objects be displayed accurately in those mirrors? It’s actually a careful design choice made with safety in mind. The way we see things depends on how light reflects…Read More