Astro Travel Time

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Astro Travel Time
Variable Instructions Datatype
Speed Text
Earth to .... Text
2 variables
vCalc.Astro Travel Time

The Astro Travel Time calculator computes how long it would take to travel from the Earth to different places in space 220px-Planets2013.jpg  Our Solar System at various speeds.  The speed include real and theoretical (Warp Speeds). 

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the following:

  • Speed:  Choose the speed from the list at which you will be traveling.
  • Earth to ... : Choose the place in space to which you're traveling.

Space Travel Time: The calculator returns the time it will take to travel to the object at the chosen velocity.  

 The speeds include miles per hour, MACH, 28000 km/h (Space Shuttle speed), 9,600 mph (NASA probe speed "DAWN"), Full Impulse power (Star Trek), light speed, and warp speed (Star Trek). The distances between the Earth and the objects within the solar system assume the shortest distances possible between the objects when their orbits are aligned on the same side of the sun.

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The Star Trek speeds are based on two formulas.  First, Full Impulse power is one fourth (.25) of the speed of light.  Second, WARP SPEED velocity is equal to WARP MilkyWay.png  Milk Way Galaxy and location of the Suncubed times the speed of light.
             Velocity = w³ • C  where w is WARP Speed.
Therefore, WARP 1 is the speed of light, WARP 2 is eight (2³) the speed of light, WARP 3 is twenty seven (3³) times the speed of light, and so on, according to some STAR TREK blogs.

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Images of the Milky Way galaxy and the Solar System are from Wikipedia and shared under the Creative Commons Licensing Agreement