So, You Think Your Just Sitting There in That Chair?

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7CwbCEwT_c&feature=related]The Difficulties of Interstellar Travel, or How the Hell do I Calculate the Way Home? - YouTube[/ame]

    Lol, I dont really care to think about how fast we are all really going.

    But moving at 1/300th the speed of light, wouldnt that imply some time dilation? And does it really matter anyway?
     
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    Actually, there have been studies of time dialation and how that the farther you get away from gravity, the slower time goes.
     
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    Granny says sometimes she sits atta computer...

    ... an' time just slips away from her.
    :eusa_shifty:
    Granny says name dat tune...

    Time, time, time, see what's become of me
    While I looked around
    For my possibilities
    I was so hard to please

    ... an' dis one too...

    Time has come today
    Young hearts can go their way
    Can't put it off another day
    I don't care what others say
    They say we don't listen anyway
    Time has come today
     
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    Cool, yeah I googled this

    Gravity

    Thanks for the comment.
     
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    Granny sounds alot like me when I cant go to sleep when I am supposed to, lol.
     
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    Yup, I can see it now. A trans-C vehicle on a Sunday excursion of a few thousand light years, and the wife yelling, "What do you mean, you didn't bring the map!!!!!!!!".
     
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    Uncle Ferd says most people don't realize the gravity o' the situation - when dem gravity waves hit earth, dey gonna fling ever'body off the face o' the planet...
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    Gravity waves spotted from white-dwarf pair
    29 August 2012: Researchers have spotted visible-light evidence for one of astronomy's most elusive targets - gravity waves - in the orbit of a pair of dead stars.
     
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    Explain "get away from gravity?"

    Do you mean get away from Earth's gravity, or the Sun's?

    According to Einstein's "Special Theory of Relativity," gravity is a feature of the fabric of space-time, you can't get away from it. Any body with any mass will distort the fabric of space-time, and create a gravitational pull.
     
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    This day and age we're living in
    Gives cause for apprehension
    With speed and new invention
    And things like fourth dimension.

    Yet we get a trifle weary
    With Mr. Einstein's theory.
    So we must get down to earth at times
    Relax relieve the tension

    And no matter what the progress
    Or what may yet be proved
    The simple facts of life are such
    They cannot be removed.]

    You must remember this
    A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
    The fundamental things apply
    As time goes by.

    (Betcha didn't know that song was about physics!)
     
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    Actually, it starts with escaping the earth's gravity. Experiments have shown that a clock flying at 30,000 ft. above the earth is actually slower than it's counterpart that it was synched with on the ground.
     

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