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If you travel to Pluto and stayed there for a while, what would 'cosmic jet lag' be like. ? Is time itsdelfelf be awarped? Would a week at Pluto be in orbit about Pluto be actually a month in time back on the earth?


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Jet lag is caused by a shift in your local day/night cycle. Astronauts traveling to Pluto and staying on Pluto would probably maintain a constant artificial day/night cycle to avoid jet lag effects (after all, there is no day/night in outer space). I think you're getting jet lag confused with time-dilation which is a relativistic effect which only occurs when your speed approaches the speed of light.

John Hawley



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