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- Length contraction from Muons perspective

Dear Experts,

Currently I am reading up on Special Relativity.

I struggle to understand how from the perspective of the Muon that the distance to the surface of the earth is contracted and thus more Muons arrive at the surface based detector.

How can this be? To me the physical space is real between the muon and the surface and thus cannot be manipulated. How can this space be „contracted“ so that the muons arrive faster?

I am aware of length and time dilation and is related to observers etc but I am not referring to this. I referring to the muon reference frame....

Any clarity is appreciated! Thanks

Currently I am reading up on Special Relativity.

I struggle to understand how from the perspective of the Muon that the distance to the surface of the earth is contracted and thus more Muons arrive at the surface based detector.

How can this be? To me the physical space is real between the muon and the surface and thus cannot be manipulated. How can this space be „contracted“ so that the muons arrive faster?

I am aware of length and time dilation and is related to observers etc but I am not referring to this. I referring to the muon reference frame....

Any clarity is appreciated! Thanks