Does time depend upon gravity?

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August 19, 2008 1:29PM

In a sense it does. It has more to do with acceleration, I think. If you were near a very large black hole, for example, you would have to be orbiting rapidly to avoid going below the event horizon. While accelerating and orbiting, time would pass differently for you than for a distant observer. I could be mistaken about this, but just being on planets with large differences in gravity doesn't by itself influence time.