Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Unbelievable distances

Some galaxies are 13 billion light years away. A light year is approximately six trillion miles (6,000,000,000,000).

This galaxy would be 78,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles from us (78 sextillion miles).

If you can drive at 60 mph there, you would need 1,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 hours (1 sextillion hours) to reach it.

This is 148,401,826,484,018,264 years (148 quadrillion years).

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