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How many years will it take to travel 465 light years?

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Answer #1 | 07/01 2015 21:50
Given our current technology and propulsion systems, approximately 8 million years. If the Voyager probes were headed towards our closest star system (which they're not) it would take about 70,000 years to get there. That's only a little over 4 light years away. It's theoretically possible that we could build a ship or probe capable of reaching approximately 10% of the speed of light some day. It's far beyond our abilities now but one day we might be able to do that. It could travel that distance in only about 5,000 years.
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Answer #2 | 07/01 2015 21:47
Depends on how fast you travel Time = Distance X Speed
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Answer #3 | 07/01 2015 22:20
Obviously, it depends on the speed you're able to attain... Voyager 1 is the fastest-moving craft we've ever sent into space, and it's about 12 light *hours* from Earth - about 1/730th of a light year... and it's been traveling for 37 years. So, 37 X 730 = 27,010 years to get 1 light year away from Earth, and extrapolating, 27,010 X 465 = 12,559,650 years to go the full distance... Now - that's moving with speeds we've attained - and we're hoping to get much faster speeds in the near future.
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Answer #4 | 07/01 2015 22:12
Nothing that we could build now could travek that far in one piece.
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Answer #5 | 07/01 2015 22:03
For a probe with present technology about a million years. Presently a generation ship that has survivors at the end of 100 years is very unlikely.
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Answer #6 | 07/01 2015 21:42
You won't make it.
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Answer #7 | 08/01 2015 19:22
depends whos doing the travelling, how fast they are going, and whose clock you are using to do the measuring. If light had a clock and was doing the travelling it would take zero time on its clock
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Answer #8 | 08/01 2015 01:48
That is like asking how long it would take to travel 465 miles - all depends on your speed. At the speed of light, it would take 465 years. At less than the speed of light, it would take more than 465 years.
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Answer #9 | 09/01 2015 18:36
At the speed of light it will take exactly 465 years.
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Answer #10 | 09/01 2015 12:48
Time is distance divided by speed. You have given a distance so what speed are you going to travel because the answer depends on speed.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #11 | 08/01 2015 18:33
If the speed to which you refer is that of light, it will take 465 years.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #12 | 08/01 2015 03:32
You have answered your own question. It would take 465 light years, assuming we're traveling at the speed of light. If we're traveling at the speed of sound, which is roughly 340 metres per second, then of course the answer is much longer.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #13 | 07/01 2015 23:02
Since t = d/v, we must know the velocity at which the hypothetical object is traveling.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #14 | 08/01 2015 11:22
depends whos doing the travelling, how fast they are going, and whose clock you are using to do the measuring. If light had a clock and was doing the travelling it would take zero time on its clock
Positive: 10 %
Answer #15 | 07/01 2015 17:48
That is like asking how long it would take to travel 465 miles - all depends on your speed. At the speed of light, it would take 465 years. At less than the speed of light, it would take more than 465 years.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #16 | 07/01 2015 14:20
Obviously, it depends on the speed you're able to attain... Voyager 1 is the fastest-moving craft we've ever sent into space, and it's about 12 light *hours* from Earth - about 1/730th of a light year... and it's been traveling for 37 years. So, 37 X 730 = 27,010 years to get 1 light year away from Earth, and extrapolating, 27,010 X 465 = 12,559,650 years to go the full distance... Now - that's moving with speeds we've attained - and we're hoping to get much faster speeds in the near future.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #17 | 07/01 2015 13:50
Given our current technology and propulsion systems, approximately 8 million years. If the Voyager probes were headed towards our closest star system (which they're not) it would take about 70,000 years to get there. That's only a little over 4 light years away. It's theoretically possible that we could build a ship or probe capable of reaching approximately 10% of the speed of light some day. It's far beyond our abilities now but one day we might be able to do that. It could travel that distance in only about 5,000 years.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #18 | 07/01 2015 13:47
Depends on how fast you travel Time = Distance X Speed
Positive: 10 %
Answer #19 | 09/01 2015 10:36
At the speed of light it will take exactly 465 years.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #20 | 09/01 2015 04:48
Time is distance divided by speed. You have given a distance so what speed are you going to travel because the answer depends on speed.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #21 | 08/01 2015 10:33
If the speed to which you refer is that of light, it will take 465 years.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #22 | 07/01 2015 19:32
You have answered your own question. It would take 465 light years, assuming we're traveling at the speed of light. If we're traveling at the speed of sound, which is roughly 340 metres per second, then of course the answer is much longer.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #23 | 07/01 2015 15:02
Since t = d/v, we must know the velocity at which the hypothetical object is traveling.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #24 | 07/01 2015 14:12
Nothing that we could build now could travek that far in one piece.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #25 | 07/01 2015 14:03
For a probe with present technology about a million years. Presently a generation ship that has survivors at the end of 100 years is very unlikely.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #26 | 07/01 2015 13:42
You won't make it.
Positive: 10 %

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