Relativity: Clock in Outer Space

In the gloomy days of January, time seems to drag. According to the Einstein theory of relativity, it actually does—in a minute amount that means little to anyone except a scientist. During its annual elliptical trip through space, the earth reaches its maximum speed each January, when it makes its closest approach to the sun. According to Einstein, the earth's increased velocity, along with its passage through a more intense part of the sun's gravitational field, causes terrestrial time to slow down in relation to time outside the solar system.

A practical proof of January slow time has never been possible....

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