# Why time runs slow where gravity is high?

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Dec 17, 2017

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Due to classical mechanics; time period equation:

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So when value of g is high, time period decreases; this means time runs slower.

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Dec 17, 2017

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Gravity is cause by curved spacetime, so a gravitational field slows time.

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Relativity shows that time passes slower if travelling at high speed on if you are in a gravitational field.

Einstein showed that gravity is indistinguishable from acceleration.

In a gravitational field, spacetime is curved. This causes time to pass slower. The stronger the gravity the slower time passes.

In the extreme, which is a black hole, time stops at its event horizon.

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