Consequences of Relativity Video Lessons

Video Thumbnail

Concept

Problem: An astronaut travels at 0.8 c from Earth to a star that is 20 light years away from Earth, as measured from the Earth's perspective. If the astronaut is 25 years old when leaving Earth, what is the age of the astronaut when arriving at the star?

FREE Expert Solution
100% (479 ratings)
Problem Details

An astronaut travels at 0.8 c from Earth to a star that is 20 light years away from Earth, as measured from the Earth's perspective. If the astronaut is 25 years old when leaving Earth, what is the age of the astronaut when arriving at the star?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Consequences of Relativity concept. You can view video lessons to learn Consequences of Relativity. Or if you need more Consequences of Relativity practice, you can also practice Consequences of Relativity practice problems.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Physics tutor, Douglas took 6 minutes and 29 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Efthimiou's class at UCF.