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Fredrik
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Mar3-12, 09:03 PM
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That was a surprising result. I think I more or less understand it now. Thanks a lot for clearing it up for me, to both of you. I have one more question though.

If a person travels close to the light speed, will he become older slower than the observer not traveling or is this a myth then?
As Goodison_Lad said, they are both aging slowly in the other one's rest frame. (In A's frame, B is aging slower. In B's frame, A is aging slower). There's no contradiction here, because of what I said in my previous post. If one of them turns around so that they eventually meet again, the one who turned around will be younger. This result can't be calculated with the time dilation formula alone, because there are at least three inertial frames involved.