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This drag on time also occurs near the Earth’s surface. Time moves slower on the surface of Earth compared to the flow of time measured at a distance of 100 or even 200 miles outside of its atmosphere. The Earth is a massive object in space causing space near it to curve. This theory (discovered by Einstein) was proven many years ago with a specially designed gyroscopic equipped satellite.
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Speed and Time ConnectionAnother aspect from Einstein’s paper on special relativity states that time slows down to an observer approaching the speed of light. Particle physicists prove this theory at the CERN particle accelerator facility in Geneva, canada goose coats on sale Switzerland. It is here where sub atomic particles are accelerated to velocities near the speed of light in canada goose outlet a tube buried underground in a circular tunnel 16.8 miles in length.
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This same scenario can be done with a train traveling close to the speed of light on Earth. This would be a challenging task to accomplish. If it were possible, imagine about 200 to 300 passengers board a train for a trip into the future. This is a one way trip in which you cannot go back.
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