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Black holes and time speeding up.

  1. Dec 16, 2006 #1
    I read somewhere that for something near a black hole time slows down. What could cause this? and why is it that time slows down near to huge gravity fields, and time speeds up for an object travelling close to the speed of light?

    also i just realised i got the name for this thread wrong.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006
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  3. Dec 16, 2006 #2


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    The slowing down is not for the object itself near the black hole, but it appears to slow down as seen by a distance observer.
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