space probes

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could anybody confirm or otherwise,the theory is that the faster an object goes towards light speed, time speeds up? if so does that mean our fastest probes are experienceing a fraction of time acceleration? or does the effect take place only close to light speed?if an atomic clock were on board for long enough would it gain time? what do the mathmations say?
another question..if very fast objects do age in relation to their fraction of light speed ,would it be fair to say that a meteorite that has traveled across the vast exspanses in space for many light years isnt actually as old as we think it is,but has aged due to its long exsposer to a high fraction of light speed,ie it travelled at half the speed of light for 1,oooooo,ooooooooooooooooooooooo,light years from the time it was formed however we test it and judge it to be much older... "come on brains show me the money!!!!"
i just looked part of the problem up for myself the meteorite would test younger than it actually was,this would mean for interest sake,that the meteorite with possible life form fossils judged to have come from mars and was "given"an age ,may have come from the other side of the universe and be much older.