Simply put: I am attempting to create this blog which certainly is a challenge. In almost every other area of life's challenges, things seem to come easy for me, but with this blog, I have met my match.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Simply interesting

The earth's diameter is 8,000 miles. It would take 24,000 miles to go around the earth.

Light travels 186,000 per second - over 600 million miles per hour. It travels around the earth in 1/7 of a second, from the earth to the moon in 1 1/2 seconds and from the earth to the sun in about 8 minutes. Yet it would take light over four years to reach the nearest fixed star and to reach many of the stars we see in the sky it would take hundreds of years
Source: "Encounters" by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

IF there could be a highway to the moon, it would take 20 months of constant driving at the rate of 400 miles per da to reach the moon.

If there could be a railroad stretching to the sun, a streamline train traveling 90 mph non-stop, day after day and year after year, would require 116 years to reach the sun.

An airplane flying at 500 mph would have to travel non-stop for 500 years to reach the nearest fixed star Source: Amazon Facts (www.Bibleuniverse.com

1 comment:

Meg said...

I'd take one of those trips with you anytime. Love, you know who!