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4. An astronaut in a starship travels to \( \alpha \) Centauri, a distance of approximately \( 4 \mathrm{ly} \) as measured f
4. An astronaut in a starship travels to Centauri, a distance of approximately as measured from Earth, at a speed of . (a) How long does the trip to Centauri take, as measured by a clock on Earth? (b) How long does the trip to Centauri take, as measured by a clock on the starship? (c) What is the distance between Earth and Centauri, as measured by the starship pilot?


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A)using the formula :speed * time = distance0.8 c * time = 4 light yearswhere "c" is the speed of lighttime = 4/0.8 yearstime = 5 yearsThus, the trip
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