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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Time Slowing Down Question. Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread TopicsPosted by Rich on February 7, 2001 18:14:45 UTC

Alright, let's say that time is a physical reaction to the expansion of the universe. This would explain why at c, time would seem to stop. Would it also explain why time slows down near heavenly bodies? I think it might. Now I am assuming to use the rubber mat example for spacetime. If any assumption I make is not correct, SAY SO PLEASE!!!, anyways, lets place a large ball on the mat and the rubber mat deflects as spacetime would. Lets take five x-sections of the ball. (a) One on the far right side, (b) the far left side, (c) one directly down the middle, (d) one on the right of the center but still under the ball, and (e) one on the left of the center but still under the ball. X-sections a and b would be free of any time dilations, if dilations is the proper term here. When I say dilation, I mean slowing down of time. X-sections c and d would have significant time dilation and e would see the greatest dilation. Why? Because that is where the greatest bending of spacetime occurs. So as to time, it may mean that time is governed by two things. First, the differential speed of the object versus the expansion of the universe. Second, the "angle" at which the spacetime is curved. The sharper the angle, the slower time slows. This is in check with the event horizon because time ends at the infinite angle of bending of spacetime. This does mean that the universe is a large holographic room where every point has a vector. Any object within the universe occupies the these vectors and is influenced by whatever the vectors do, as in spacing and whatnot.