twin paradox

twin paradox noun
A phenomenon suggested by the theory of relativity which imagines a scenario in which one of a pair of twins lives in the normal way, while the other twin is sent out in a spaceship travelling at great speeds, with the effect that the travelling twin eventually returns younger than the other twin
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