Reply to post: Re: it's already doing 17.46 km/hour

Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used in 1980 – and they worked!


Re: it's already doing 17.46 km/hour

17.46 km/s is not close enough to light speed for significant time dilation, but the fact that Voyager is so much further out of the Sun's gravity well, the on board clocks of Voyager would certainly be ticking faster than clocks on Earth. Gravitational time dilation even has to be accounted for on GPS satellites and they're much closer to Earth (and the Sun).

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