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        Time and Relativity

        Einstein's special theory of relativity and the relationship between time and the motion of objects, including the concept of time dilation is illustrated in this video from the American Museum of Natural History. The animation featured in the video illustrates the idea that the faster you move through space, the slower you move through time. Two "light clocks" (a device that shines a beam of light back and forth between two mirrors during a unit of time), one moving and one stationary, illustrate the concept of time dilation.

        This media asset comes from the American Museum of Natural History.

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