We all know that we can’t travel at the speed of light, but let’s imagine you could travel at 99.9% of the speed of light instead.  That’s about 1,079,251,769 km/h.  Let’s say you departed from the Earth.  How long would it take you to get to various interesting destinations in the cosmos?

It would take you…

1.28 seconds to get the Moon…

4.36 minutes to get to Mars…

8 minutes and 20 seconds to get to the Sun…

1.18 hours to get to Saturn…

5.35 hours to get to Pluto…

4.3 years to get to the closest star (other than the Sun), Proxima Centauri…

30,000 years to get to the center of our galaxy…

2.5 million years to get to the closest galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy…

46.5 billion years to the edge of the observable universe.

Source: Futurism.com

 

 

  • williamperron

    This is certainly proof of the Big Bang theory being false. Scientists say the Universe is 14 Billion years old but according to this it takes 46.5 billion years for light to travel from one end of the known universe to the other, well if it takes that long how did they get there in only 14 billion years?

  • Victor Guevara

    Excuseme, but your are not taking in count the time needed to reach that speed, and the time to full stop in destination.