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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 26
03-28-2012, 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by hevach View Post
Like most of his stuff that wasn't written for the scientific journals, it's a bit simplified. At 99% of c, you'll experience one day for every seven days of travel. Doing a little playing with the calculator in my last post, you get to the 1 day=1 year point at roughly 99.999621% of light speed. (factor 363.21670029572545 - almost close enough to account for leap years even).
A bit simplified? A week is a lot shorter than a year!