The Man Who Time Travelled 0.2 Seconds

The Man Who Time Travelled 0.2 Seconds

( – Ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time? YouTube channel Half as Interesting explains how one man managed it — sort of, anyway.

So, is this really the truth? And if so, what’s going on here?

Sergei Krikalev, a Russian cosmonaut who spent 803 days floating in space.  Many theorists believe he actually time traveled 0.2 seconds. The reason, though, is a little bit strange, and it might take a bit of effort to wrap your brain around it.

Low gravity essentially makes time move faster in space. Thus, Sergei technically went back in time as he traveled back to Earth.

Now, here’s where things get really weird.

Time and space are interconnected in a giant, four-dimensional sheet called space-time. When something is placed on that sheet, that mass is warped, affecting the movement of actual “real” time for that object. The theory stands that different objects moving at different velocities experience time at different rates from one another.

While this is an amazing concept, it stirs the discussion for bigger possibilities: is time travel possible on a larger scale? Or are incidental 0.2 second trips as good as it gets?

And if we could travel farther back, would we want to?

There’s your #showerthoughts for the day.

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