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I want to apoligize for being so late to respond to your message, but I would like to thank the kind scientist for the answers he provided for my previous questions, and all of your help too. Thank you. I also need some insight on the following, I suppose I have to ask a question because this is where I am supposed to do it: I know there is a formula out there used for speed or time dilation or something like that, it has been reffered to when people say 'when you go faster than the speed of light, time passes backwards' I was wondering if you guys knew of such a formula, it would be helpful. Thanks again for those previous answers.
Question Date: 2008-03-10
Answer 1:

Good question... you are mostly right.
What you are asking about applies to the theory of relativity, which I encourage you too look up on your own.

My understanding is that we currently believe that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. However, if you got in a spaceship, and traveled NEAR the speed of light, you and I would experience time differently. A clock on your spaceship would maybe account for 1 hour, where my clock might account for 24 hours passed. This, of course, depends on how fast you are actually traveling. If you were traveling 1000 miles per hour, for example, there would be no measurable difference... you need to get very close to the speed of light.

The formula for time dilation can be found here:

Hope this helps!

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