## What happens to time as you are close to an object of large mass?

Definition. Clocks that are far from massive bodies (or at higher gravitational potentials) run more quickly, and clocks close to massive bodies (or at lower gravitational potentials) run more slowly.

## Can mass affect time?

When gravity affects an object, his space-time is being curved by the mass of the one who provocates gravity. So, if time and space are being curved, the distance the object has to travel is longer, so it’s his time. In conclusion, mass curve space-time, and, by curving space time, time appears, and last longer.

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Does time move slower for smaller objects?

Research suggests that across a wide range of species, time perception is directly related to size. Generally the smaller an animal is, and the faster its metabolic rate, the slower time passes.

### Why does speed slow time?

As light is spread out by the observer moving away from the source of the light time is decreased. Time slows down as you travel faster because momentum bends the fabric of spacetime causing time to pass slower.

### Why time is slower at speed of light?

Space itself is shortened and time itself is slowed down for a moving reference frame, relative to the stationary observer. In the limit that its speed approaches the speed of light in vacuum, its space shortens completely down to zero width and its time slows down to a dead stop.

Why does speed affect mass?

deals with faster-moving objects. The faster an object moves, the more necessary it is to use this theory in order to be accurate. As an object moves faster, its mass increases. (Note: this is true if “faster” is measured relative to an observer who is also the one measuring the mass.

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## Why do objects with great mass slow down time?

Now you would be reading that objects with great mass (like BLACK HOLES) can also slow down time for you, well, we know that what heavy things do, that warp space around them, the 3D space gets congested/compressed around them.

## Why does time seem to slow down in the universe?

A strong gravitation field stretches the spacetime so much that the photon has “longer” distance to travel. Because it travels longer/stretched distance, we perceive it as slower. (the distance between a tick and the tock is stretched) So to an outside observer, time seems to have slowed down.

How does gravity affect the speed of a clock?

The lower the gravitational potential (the closer the clock is to the source of gravitation), the slower time passes, speeding up as the gravitational potential increases (the clock getting away from the source of gravitation).

### Is there anything that can slow down time?

The only thing that I know can slow down time is time dilation. And it only happens with speed. Because I think speed of light I the only universal constant.

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