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pettypace Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:30 AM
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34. How long it would take to get to Kepler:
It's 600 light years away.

1 light year = 6 trillion miles

The fastest man made object (Helios probe) travelled at 157,000 MPH.

157000 miles x 24 hrs x 365 days = 1.375 billion miles/per year

So to travel just ONE light year would take (6000/1.375) = 4363 years.

Now multiply 4363 by 600 and you get:

2.6 million years to reach Kepler (assuming you could continuously maintain the 157k mph speed)

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