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March 02, 2006


Gil Tennant

Taking into account that we are 1AU (Astronomical Unit) from the Sun, and that 1AU = 149,597,892 kilometres, and that we are travelling to the Sun in our heavily shielded car at 100km/h... Here's the math:

149,597,892 / 100 = 1,495,978.92 hours.

There are 24 hours in a day, so we divide 1,495,978.92 by 24 and get 62,332.455 days.

There are 365.25 days in a year, so we divide 62,332.455 days by 365.25 and get 170.66 years.

Given time needed for washroom breaks and fast food stops (but no sleeping), round it up to 171 years!

Gil Tennant
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Steve Bevan


Amateur astronomer, Steve Bevan, a York Region Media Group distribution representative, spends far too much time looking up, except when he is driving. Email Steve
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