Is time still affected (slowed down) at the center of the earth?

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Assumptions:

1. Gravity at the center of the earth is zero.
2. Time is slower on the surface of the earth with respect to time in empty space (far away)

Is time still affected (slowed down) at the center of the earth?
 

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Yes, it's slower than at the surface. Gravitational time dilation relates to the gravitational potential, not the gravitational field.
 
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Fascinating! So, can I assume the time dialation is actually at it's greatest at the exact center of mass?
 
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Fascinating! So, can I assume the time dialation is actually at it's greatest at the exact center of mass?
Yes, gravitational time dilation is strongest at the center.
 

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