The effects of dilation of time
Are magical, strange, and sublime.
In your frame, this verse,
Which you’ll see is not terse,
Can be read in the same amount of time
it takes someone else in another frame to read a similar sort of rhyme.
Notes and clarifications:
-This is just a very simple explanation of the ‘paradox’ and not an explanation of relativity/time dilation for the lay man -drop a message and I’ll recommend books/links for a better understanding
-Apologies for the unclear graphics and small writing, will improve this later. Click to enlarge comic.
-I know it would make more sense if Thomson aged less ie, if the rest of them were older (this would be correct since we are observing from earth’s frame of reference), but Herge never drew them older, so why should I? Sorry for the confusion.
-ThomPson and Thomson- very similar names and hence very confusing. As a professor of mine often said, don’t be enslaved by the symbols. This is Tintin style- what did you expect – Alice and Bob?