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This news article from the National Physical Laboratory describes how physicists updated an experimental test of special and general relativity by flying atomic clocks around the world. The article includes an image of the data, clearly illustrating the result, and also a photo of the traveling clocks.
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- Special Relativity
= Time Dilation
- Informal Education
- High School
- Reference Material
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2011 Crown
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Keywords: Relativity, atomic clock
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 14, 2011 by Ed Lee
Record Updated: Aug 23, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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February 1, 2011
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(National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, 2011), WWW Document, (
Time Flies (National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, 2011), <>.
APA Format
Time Flies. (2011, February 1). Retrieved June 17, 2024, from National Physical Laboratory:
Chicago Format
National Physical Laboratory. Time Flies. Middlesex: National Physical Laboratory, February 1, 2011. (accessed 17 June 2024).
MLA Format
Time Flies. Middlesex: National Physical Laboratory, 2011. 1 Feb. 2011. 17 June 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Title = {Time Flies}, Publisher = {National Physical Laboratory}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {17 June 2024}, Month = {February 1, 2011}, Year = {2011} }
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