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Q & A: slower time on the ocean floor

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Most recent answer: 11/22/2016
Q:
If time moves slower the closer you are to sea level, How much slower does it move at the bottom of the ocean?
- Molly (age 27)
oklahoma
A:

That depends on how deep the particular ocean floor is. At 10 km deep, about the lowest it gets, clocks run about one part per trillion slower. That's around 30 microseconds per year.

Mike W.


(published on 11/22/2016)

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