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# At 60MPH how long would it take to drive to the sun?

Question #24369. Asked by Uncommon Sense. (Nov 19 02 3:36 AM)

palaceben

Almost 177 years.

Taking the mean distance between the Earth and the sun to be 93,000,000 miles, a speed od 60mph gives a time taken of 1,550,000 hours, or 64,583 days and 8 hours, or, (ignoring leap years cos it's late where I am) 176 years, 343 days and 8 hours. Ish.

 Nov 19 02, 5:13 AM
palaceben

Oh go on then .... I guess in the 176+ years there would be 44 leap years, so the actual total is 176 years, 299 days and 8 hours (unless the time went through a century year or two that didn't have a leap day.... gets a bit involved doesn't it!)

 Nov 19 02, 5:31 AM
Gnomon

If you wanted to be really accurate you could subtract the radius of the sun, which is 432,000 miles. We don't really need to get to the centre of the sun! But that answer is still 176 years.

 Nov 19 02, 8:18 AM

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