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Can anyone please help with this question:

The distance to the star X is 4.367 light years as measured from Earth. Using a relevant calculation, explain how a rocket could complete the journey from Earth to star X in 3.28 years.
 

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Can anyone please help with this question:

The distance to the star X is 4.367 light years as measured from Earth. Using a relevant calculation, explain how a rocket could complete the journey from Earth to star X in 3.28 years.
As you approach relativistic speeds the distance required to travel will dilate and according to Earth the time taken will also dilate, thus making the trip 3.28 years
 

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If the rocket is moving at speed of 0.80c, it will be able to travel 4.367 light years in 3.28 years. This is because from an observer on Earth's perspective, the distance the rocket is traveling will contract.
 
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