Flying through the Solar System at the speed of light

By Ben • science, space • 4 Feb 2015

It turns out the solar system is really, really big.

From the video description:

"In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective."

by Alphonse Swinehart
via Gizmodo.

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