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2002\11\11@184333 by Sid Weaver

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Did you know that a light year is 5, 865, 696, 000. 000 statute miles.

That is the equivalent of  2, 221, 854, 545 trips between Boise, Idaho and
Orlando, Florida.  That many trips would take 49, 374, 545 hours, which is
equal to  5636 years.  It would wear out about 22,218 automobiles and about
63, 481 sets of tires.

Under the circumstances, why would anyone even want to start such a project?

Sid Weaver
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2002\11\11@185154 by Tony Nixon

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Sid Weaver wrote:
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> Did you know that a light year is 5, 865, 696, 000. 000 statute miles.
>
> That is the equivalent of  2, 221, 854, 545 trips between Boise, Idaho and
> Orlando, Florida.  That many trips would take 49, 374, 545 hours, which is
> equal to  5636 years.  It would wear out about 22,218 automobiles and about
> 63, 481 sets of tires.
>
> Under the circumstances, why would anyone even want to start such a project?

People will do anything to get in the Guinness Book of Records :-)

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2002\11\14@032351 by Morgan Olsson

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Hum?? Well, not analyzing what, but something is very wrong: the speed of light is VERY much higher than 5636 times that of a car the text implies...

Speed of light: 300.000 km/s
Average travel speed of car: about 70 km/h = 0,019 km/s

So you need to run that car continuously for about 16 million years to catch up with a one year light travel.  Not me ;)


Sid Weaver wrote 00:40 2002-11-12:

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