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How Scientists Can Slow Down Time

The faster you are moving, the slower time moves! Trace is here to discuss time dilation, and how it’s so monumental that scientists were able to measure it in a lab!

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“Einstein is most famous for general relativity, which is really a theory of gravity.”

Time Dilation

“It turns out that as an object moves with relativistic speeds a “strange” thing seems to happen to its time as observed by ‘us’ the stationary observer (observer in an inertial reference frame).”

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“Special relativity predicts that a twin in a high-speed rocket, as viewed by his Earth-bound brother, will have a slower-ticking clock.”

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“People often ask me ‘What good is Relativity?’ It is a commonplace to think of Relativity as an abstract and highly arcane mathematical theory that has no consequences for everyday life. This is in fact far from the truth.”

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“In order to attempt to prove this theory of time dilation, two very accurate atomic clocks were synchronized and one was taken on a high-speed trip on an airplane.”

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“During October, 1971, four cesium atomic beam clocks were flown on regularly scheduled commercial jet flights around the world twice, once eastward and once westward, to test Einstein’s theory of relativity with macroscopic clocks.”

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