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Message 22716 - Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 21:30:31 UTC
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If we assume that time is not a constant, but a changing force in the universe that can change according to your relationship with other elements, and energies.. --

What is the likelyhood that we have the gravitational effect on time backwards? --

Instead of the "rate" of time decreasing the closer you get to a gravitational well, it increases?

For instance, Person A is on the earth, Person B - Is in the middle of space, away from our Sun's (and any other) gravitational well. Person A experiences a hypothetical and random 10 minutes, while person B relative to person A experiences another hypothetical and random 5 minutes, or half the time. (or some other more accurate ratio.)

What then - Would a singularity be? -- An incrossable barrier within which the flow of time moves not at all or even backwards?

Sorry I had this instant "what-if" moment while in the shower today when trying to conjure a reason as to why the Voyager 1 spacecraft is "slowing down" with no currently understood reason. What if time itself is moving slower where we are?

Alternatively.. if the gravity well effect is not suspect.. could it be that V-1 is travelling through a patch of space that has slower time? I just had this light-bulb moment that Time is not as constant as we think, because we only get to experience it at one rate. We simply assume it's much more constant, for lack of any other experience.

Any discussion?
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Message 22717 - Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 21:46:51 UTC - in response to Message 22716.  

Any discussion?


Further - This theory provides for stable interspace travel, should we discover how to manipulate gravity without the assistance of a large mass, as the relative time spent in transit could be brought down to 0.
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Message 22718 - Posted: 26 Mar 2011, 19:01:24 UTC

I read in the JPL site that in April there will be an on line meeting about Voyager. You might be interested.
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