Time Warp:  Why Astronauts Age Slower in Space

20th March, 2024


Ever wondered why astronauts come back looking a tiny bit younger? It's all thanks to Einstein's theory of relativity!

It's called time dilation. Time slows down in weaker gravity and when you move super fast.

Astronauts in space experience BOTH weaker gravity and high speeds!

Gravitational Time Dilation: Time moves slower closer to massive objects like Earth.

Astronauts on the ISS age slightly less than us on Earth.

After 6 months in space, an astronaut is about 0.005 seconds younger!

While not a real-life fountain of youth, it's a fascinating effect of space travel!