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  1. #1 One confirmation (of the BBT) that I'd be interested to see. 
    Time Lord
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    An interesting consequence of the expansion of space, if it's true, would be that distant objects would appear to have a slower rate of time. I'm curious if there's any way we would ever observe that.

    Maybe find a pair of stars in binary orbit, estimate their masses, and the distance between them, then see if they appear to be going through complete orbits in the expected amount of time.

    If the expansion of space is a true theory, then they will appear to take longer than they should, depending on how far away they are from us. In fact, the actual amount of increase should conform to Hubble's law.


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  3. #2 Re: One confirmation (of the BBT) that I'd be interested to 
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax
    An interesting consequence of the expansion of space, if it's true, would be that distant objects would appear to have a slower rate of time. I'm curious if there's any way we would ever observe that.

    Maybe find a pair of stars in binary orbit, estimate their masses, and the distance between them, then see if they appear to be going through complete orbits in the expected amount of time.

    If the expansion of space is a true theory, then they will appear to take longer than they should, depending on how far away they are from us. In fact, the actual amount of increase should conform to Hubble's law.
    I've never really thought of that, that is a great idea!


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