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    This depends on whether or not the spaceship is moving. If the spaceship is not moving then time on earth will move slower as the spaceships mass is less than the earth mass. The more mass something has, the slower time moves around it. If the spaceship is moving extremely fast then time on the spaceship will move slower. The reason why this happens is due to the high speed. The more velocity something has, the more it's mass increases. Something traveling at the speed of light has a tremendous amount of mass and it makes time crawl around it. It sounds crazy but it's scientific fact. Its partially why Albert Einstein is so famous. His theory of general relativity includes time dilation. It's also why our GPS satellites have clocks that run slower than those on earth. They need slower clocks because if not they would run faster than identical clocks on earth. Sure they're moving fast but the mass of the earth is far greater. Their lower mass speeds up their slower clocks and makes then match up with earths atomic clocks. Time is not a constant; Light is.

    Sorry if I didn't explain any part of that correctly. It's been a while since I've read and talked about that.
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