• Question: If to get to the edge of the Galaxy it takes one light year for 1,000 years then how long to the sun

    Asked by Luka The Baller to Kevin on 10 Nov 2014.
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      Kevin Motherway answered on 10 Nov 2014:

      8 minutes travel time from the Sun to the Earth. If the Sun suddenly disappeared from the universe we wouldn’t notice for 8 minutes as that’s how long light takes to get from the Sun to the Earth, so if you managed to travel at light speed you’d be travelling at the same speed so 8 minutes.