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Question: how many years would it take to get to the next galaxy???
Asked by jaamazing to Adam, Catherine, Karen, Leila, Nazim on 14 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by professorofbadgers.
answered on 13 Mar 2012:
It takes light 2.6 million years to get there – so a lot longer than that!
answered on 14 Mar 2012:
Longer than humans have been around on the planet, so we’ve got a long way to go!
answered on 19 Mar 2012:
If you were made of light, you could get to the closest one – a dwarf galaxy near ours, in 25,000 years 😀
But if you had to stick to normal rocket speeds, that’d take you about 450 million years, almost as long as animals have been around on earth!
professorofbadgers commented on 14 Mar 2012:
That is very annoying! As in how long it will take!
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marcusw commented on 14 Mar 2012:
if light travels at 299,792,458 meters per second. Per minute it would travel 17,987,547 km. Per hour it would travel 1,079,252,849 km. Per day light will travel 25,902,068,371,200 km.
Per normal year it will travel 9,354,354,955,488,000 km or in AU’s 62,530,001 or in milliparsecs 277,911.11.
One AU is 149,597,871 km.
One milliparsec is 225 AU’s.
Adam commented on 14 Mar 2012:
marcusw commented on 16 Mar 2012:
just to let you know I did it long hand, in free time in a maths lesson in year 7 at Muont House School.
professorofbadgers commented on 15 Mar 2012:
That makes my brain hurt… I might just stop reading now…
Leila commented on 19 Mar 2012:
Very nice marcusw, but you might be surprised to know that most scientists round their numbers up, so they don’t get mixed up so easily. When you’re talking about the distance from one galaxy to the next, 1, or 10, or even 100 km isn’t going to make a massive difference!
is there such thing as an inter galactic rainbow?
What is the weirdest fact you know about our galaxy?
Have you ever discovered a brand new galaxy or planet?
what would you say is your favourite galaxy and why?
What do you think would happen if their was actually another galaxy? x