Cosmic Search Vol. 1, No. 1


Distances in light travel time (approx.)

Earth to moon                              1 second

Earth to sun                               500 seconds (8 min.)

Sun to Mars                                12.5 minutes

Sun to Jupiter                             40 minutes

Sun to Pluto                               5.5 hours

Solar system diameter (at orbit of Pluto)  11 hours

Sun to nearest star                        4 years

Sun to center of galaxy                    30,000 years

Diameter of galaxy                         100,000 years

Distance of Andromeda galaxy               2 million years

Distance to "edge" of universe             15 billion years

To convert light travel time to kilometers multiply travel time in seconds by velocity of light (300,000 kilometers per second).

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