posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 10:35 AM
Another thing to think about in terms of relativity.
This goes along with time moving slower near higher mass. Mass and Density curve space-time, and the faster an object travels it has more mass. (I
think this is right, someone correct me if I'm wrong) So time actually moves slower, in relation to the object moving faster. Put a human in the
fast moving object and the human perceives time the same as he did when the object was standing still. Another person standing still, is actually
experiencing time at a faster speed but it feels just the same as the person moving faster.
So if you took twins, born at exactly the same time (for our purposes lets say this can happen), put twin one in a ship that could travel at speeds
near lightspeed and have him travel 6 months in one direction and turn around and come back for another 6 months at near the speed of light, he would
be traveling for exactly one year. Therefore upon his return to his starting point, twin one would have traveled for exactly one year, and be one year
older relative to his starting age. So if he were 20, he would now be 21.
Lets say that twin two was left at the starting point in a space suit and his life was sustained in some way. He watched his twin leave in the space
ship, and knew his twin would travel for "one year" according to his space ship's clock (which would be telling time in relation to how twin one
was experiencing it, since twin one would be traveling at the same speed as the space ship and its clock). Twin two would theoretically be waiting for
far longer than a year, and upon twin ones return, would be older. Twin one would have aged one year exactly whereas twin two may have aged two years,
based on the fact that time would actually be moving slower for twin one because the mass created by traveling near light speed would bend space time.
According to Einstein's theory (and these numbers are just there for example, I really don't know how much time would slow), twin one would be 21
and twin two could be 22 or 23, even though they were both born at the same time.