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Old 3rd Feb 2001, 08:20
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Dr. Red
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Compressor Stall,

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">...did they not end up at the same place, in roughly the same time?

Hence they both have covered the same distance in the same time, and their origin/desination has moved on in space, but seeing they both ended up there/depart from there it is basically irrelevant in determining their difference.</font>
That comment stands in classical physics, but I believe it breaks down when relativity is applied; a very-high-velocity man "gains more time" than his stationary twin, and retains that temporal advantage even when the two are reunited on earth. I never could get my head around that bloody relativity!

-Red