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The Speed of Light/Light Travel Time – Cameron Klein

Before beginning this course, I was familiar with the term light-year, but not in the way that it is truly meant to be used. When talking to members of my family, it is a common expression for us to say, “It’s going to take me lightyears to clean my room!” or “Doing my laundry is […] Continue reading

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Like other electromagnetic particles, light has a specific velocity at which it travels. Further, it is presumed to be the fastest theoretical speed of any particle. The speed of light–referred to as “c” in a vacuum–is roughly 300,000,000 m/s. Since it moves so fast, most people never observe light as a moving particle or something […] Continue reading

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How Fast Light Travels

We all know light travels fast, but do you know how fast it can be? The answer 299,792 kilometers in a second. The fact is, if you can travel as fast as light, you could go around the Earth seven and a half times in just one second. Theoretically, there is nothing runs faster than … Continue reading How Fast Light Travels Continue reading

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Making the Jump to Light Speed

Chapter 1 of Astronomy: The Solar System served as a HUGE (seriously though) reminder as to how small and insignificant we are, and how very very very infinitesimally small the corner of the universe we’ve explored actually is. I’m a big Star Wars fan, and looking at that world from the perspective of astronomy class, […] Continue reading

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