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Problem: A flight in a space ship going half the speed of light takes one hour as measured by a person in the airplane. How long did this flight take according to an observer on the ground?A. 4.00 hrB. 1.15 hrC. Exactly 1.0 hour.D. 0.500 hrE. 0.563 hr

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A flight in a space ship going half the speed of light takes one hour as measured by a person in the airplane. How long did this flight take according to an observer on the ground?

A. 4.00 hr

B. 1.15 hr

C. Exactly 1.0 hour.

D. 0.500 hr

E. 0.563 hr

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