Two cultures of a certain bacteria each consist initially of just one bacterium. This strain of bacteria is known to double in number every 24 hours. One culture is left on earth and the other is placed on a rocket that travels at 13/15 c relative to Earth. At a time when the culture on earth has grown to 256 bacteria, how many bacteria are in the culture on the rocket according to observers on Earth?
This solution provides step by step calculations for finding the number of bacteria in a culture on a rocket as seen by observers on Earth.