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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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a. At what speed, as a fraction of must a rocket travel on a journey to and from a distant star so that the astronauts age years while the Mission Control workers on earth age years?

b. As measured by Mission Control, how far away is the distant star?

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Part (a) Step 1: Given Information

We have given that,

Part (a) Step 2: Simplify

We have to find speed as a fraction of must a rocket move on a journey.

Part (b) Step 1: Given Information

We have given that,

Part (b) Step 2: Simplify

We need to figure out how far away the distant star is.

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