P2_2 Voyager 1: 43 Years Young

Joseph Duggan, Gregor Gillan, Luke Meehan, Alex Tyrrell


In this paper, we investigate the eects relativity has on the age and passing of time on the
Voyager 1 spacecraft. The time dilation experienced due to the speed of the craft is calculated
and compared with the time dilation due to gravity at Earth's surface. We found that Voyager 1
experiences a greater time dilation of 50 ms/year compared to the 22 ms/year on earths surface.

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