Experiment with speeding ions verifies relativistic time dilation to new level of precision |

When Einstein came up with his theories on special relativity, the world was introduced to the idea of measuring time dilation—where an astronaut would age at a different rate than those left behind on Earth—due to the speed of light being a constant. Relativistic time dilation comes from the Lorentz invariance, which says that no matter where in the universe an object is, or at what speed it might be traveling, the rules remain the same. Since Einstein’s time, scientists have conducted many experiments to prove the theory true—some by using natural objects such as the movement of the Earth in relation to other celestial bodies—others by conducting experiments in the lab. Such experiments have proven successful and today,
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