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    Is there any time difference between earth and space?


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    There is gravitational time-dilation, time passes more slowly in a strong gravitational field.


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    There is no such thing as "time", atleast as we know it. We measure time based on the Earth's rotation and it's orbit around the sun. When you leave Earth, time doesn't exist, until you land on another planet. Then time is based on that planet's rotation and orbit around it's parent star. Basing a universal "time" on our own planetary "time" is just another self-centered human belief, much like the former belief that we were the center of the universe. That and the fact that most humans can only understand things if you lay them out on a linear basis.
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    Since 1967, the second has been defined to be the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second

    In short, you are mistaken in your claims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KilkennyJake
    There is no such thing as "time", atleast as we know it. We measure time based on the Earth's rotation and it's orbit around the sun. When you leave Earth, time doesn't exist, until you land on another planet. Then time is based on that planet's rotation and orbit around it's parent star. Basing a universal "time" on our own planetary "time" is just another self-centered human belief, much like the former belief that we were the center of the universe. That and the fact that most humans can only understand things if you lay them out on a linear basis.
    Very funny. The fact that time can be measured in arbitrary units (terrestrial days, martian years, e.g.) does not mean that it does not exist at all. Nobody claimed that there is a universal time, but time passes - however not at the same rate everywhere.
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