Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fact of the Day: Sun Car

While the sun is "close" to the Earth on an astronomical scale, it is still many millions of miles away from the Earth. If someone was able to drive a car to the Sun, if you were able to constantly keep a speed of 100 mph (160 kph) it you would take you over a hundred years to reach it. 

13 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, and no pee breaks? We'll skip that trip.

Zujalica.ba said...

Nice post, dear!

Christine said...

Wow, interesting.

Martha said...

Wow, that is interesting!

Marg said...

That sure sounds like a long trip and a warm one at the end. Thanks for that info. Have a great day.

RO said...

That's just way too long! (lol) Great trivia!

Anna and Klaudia said...

interesting post :)

stephen Hayes said...

Since the sun is expanding it will be much closer...some day.

Jenn said...

Darn, I should've left 30 years ago.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

LOL @ Jenn! Boy, that would be a long, hot ride.

Adam said...

not exactly, wouldn't get hot probably for at least 60 years. space is pretty darn cold. That last ten or five years, turn on the AC

JACKIESUE said...

kinda like driving across texas

Fundy Blue said...

Gorgeous photo! My Grandmother MacBeath had a set of encyclopedias that showed how long it would take a steam engine train to reach different parts of the solar system and the sun. I wish we still had those books!