Feeling a little small
The new star they found is 950 light years away so I began calculating and not enough zeroes on any calculator. To think I could circle the earth 7.5 times in a second makes me feel ... sheesh. Light travels 5.88 trillion miles in a year X 950 light years. We got telescopes that powerful??
How far is a light-year? | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky
"Don't be so open-minded that your brains fall out."
Last edited by SARGE; 12-21-2011 at 08:47 PM.