Time and Puzzles

Time and Puzzles

I wish I understood all that I know about time.

Like the mysteries of the Quark, I would really like to understand that too.

What I do know about time is that we never seem to have enough of it.  When things slow down I like to ponder what I know about “things.”  One of those things is time.

As a creator of a science fiction book I had to do some messing with time.  Not unlike the “flux capacitor” I had to “invent” a device that would move my beleaguered crew through time and space.  This required a lot of research because I really don’t want to be laughed at.. Well I guess if they must laugh I would hope it is with the same jocularity that we laughed at the garbage consuming flux capacitor.

Having said that and on a little more serious note I was wondering.  Things like this keep me up at night as I “wonder” a lot.  Ever notice how the storms on the sun seem to last forever?

 

I am thinking that they only seem to last forever as the sun has its own version of time which is a lot slower than ours due to its mass and gravity.

 

Knowing “something” about Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity it just seems to make sense. 

 

How to prove this is another story.  Here is another question.  Does the time that mercury experiences correlate with ours?   Another words, if we were to land on mercury and call home via radio, other than the 8 minutes that it would take to get the signal to earth would their atomic clock read the same as the one on earth?

 If there is a difference in time from the light source from the sun to us would this change our perception of the speed of light?  How about the age of the sun?

 

How about in reverse?  Are the clocks on Voyager or some satellite that is far out in our solar system the same as the clocks here on earth?  Do they have them?

 

Things like this really do keep me up at night.  What say you folks that understand the complicated math that surely accompanies this “stuff?”

 

-Best to you and those that you care about!

 

 

 

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