• 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.
    • Photo: Karen Masters

      Karen Masters answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      It takes light 2.6 million years to get there – so a lot longer than that!

    • Photo: Adam Stevens

      Adam Stevens answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      Longer than humans have been around on the planet, so we’ve got a long way to go!

    • Photo: Leila Battison

      Leila Battison 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!