General Relativity – Conceptual illustration of time/space distortion surrounding massive object (by /u/lucasvb)


General Relativity – Conceptual illustration of time/space distortion surrounding massive object (by /u/lucasvb)


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  1. I think the biggest issue with teaching general relativity has to do with the issue of it always being presented as a 2d phenomena (a disc with a depression in it) . Well done.

  2. Im sorry, I don’t know much on the topic but why is time moving faster the further away you get from a distortion in the fabric of space/time? I just looked it up and it has something to do with time dilation. The wiki states that on the space shuttle clocks ran slower compared to clocks on Earth. But satellites, which are much higher in orbit that the space shuttle, their clocks went faster. I would imagine this is due to their speed and height. So is it saying that the space shuttle was going slower than the earth and still relatively closer to earth and thats what was affecting the clocks speed? And as a non sequitur inquiry, would I potentially age quicker the further I am from Earth? Traveling at a slow speed (obviously not as fast as the speed of light or a little under it), say the speed of which the space shuttle reaches?

  3. So if two objects were orbiting the object in identical elliptical orbits but at different velocities, would the time dilation of the speed of hte objects stack on-top of what’s shown in the gif?

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