## Time Runs Slower In Space – The Time Dilation Effect

Having fun with your friends but time seems to fly so fast. You are close to complete a level in a game but suddenly the timer starts moving super-fast. But in some cases you think time is not passing by. Best example would be when you sit for a lecture in school or college but time does not pass by.

We all know the rate at which time passes is constant for all of us. So whether it is a lecture or a game you are playing the time moves at the same rate. But certainly we don’t feel it that way.

Suppose you are shown five boxes from a distance one after the other and from the five boxes one box is shown to be moving towards you. One would certainly feel the box that was coming to you appeared to be there for more time than the other four boxes. But it was not so. The time for which each individual box that was shown to you was the same that the box which was coming towards you appeared to be. This is nothing but the time dilation effect in psychology.

Time Runs Slower In Space ?

Einstein’s theory of relativity also shows that faster something travels the slower time appears to move. Suppose you are on earth holding a clock and a friend of yours is in a space rocket which is passing by at nearly 150000 miles per second and she also has a watch with her. If supposing you are able to see your friends watch you would notice that the time moving in her watch is very slow as compared to yours.

Einstein’s theory of relativity also shows that faster something travels the slower time appears to move. Suppose you are on earth holding a clock and a friend of yours is in a space rocket which is passing by at nearly 150000 miles per second and she also has a watch with her. If supposing you are able to see your friends watch you would notice that the time moving in her watch is very slow as compared to yours.

To test this time dilation effect various experiments were conducted where atomic clocks were used on airplanes going around the world. The timings of these clocks were compared to the time of clocks kept at a national observatory in Washington, DC. And what Einstein has thought it was actually found the clocks in the airplane seemed to move slower.

Scientists have found various mathematical or space travel techniques to prove this time dilation effect. It is found that if a person travels for a year at 95% the speed of light, he would age one year, but people on earth would age 3.2 years. And even if the person travels at 50% the speed of light, people on earth would age 1.15 years. This effect cannot only be studied through space travel. But now scientist have also found a way to prove the same thing on earth in a lab.

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