What makes time pass faster on the Moon than on Earth (and why it matters now in the space race)

What makes time pass faster on the Moon than on Earth (and why it matters now in the space race)

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Moon's gravitational pull is weaker than Earth's.

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On the Moon, time passes faster than on Earth: 58.7 microseconds each day.

This may not seem like much, but it has a significant impact when trying to synchronize spacecraft missions with satellites, especially now that the space race is not limited to national efforts, but also competition between private companies.

That's why both the White House and the European Space Agency are working on creating a new time system.

But why does time go so fast on the moon?

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