Planetary Science

How long would it take to get to the sun?

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2012-10-08 09:53:31

Depends on the speed of the vessel.

As a point of reference, it takes light a little over eight

minutes to reach the sun from the Earth.

At the other extreme, a car traveling at highway speeds (60 mph,

or one mile per minute) would take about 175 years to cover the

same distance... if it were somehow able to be driven continuously,

through space, without needing to stop for a refill.

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