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Special Relativity Time Travel to Future - Could You Watch the News on Earth?

  1. Jun 25, 2009 #1
    If you are traveling away from earth on a space ship near the speed of light, it is well known that the moving clocks on the ship run slower relative to stationary clocks on earth.

    I was wondering if while on the space ship, you could watch the news on TV and see events progress at a fantastically accelerated pace?
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  3. Jun 25, 2009 #2


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    No, but you could do so if your ship were heading towards earth.
  4. Jun 25, 2009 #3

    Doc Al

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    And relative to the clocks on the ship, the earth clocks run slow.
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