630,000,000----- =2,100 seconds.
Remember, this is when the planets are closest to one another.
We can also send a spacecraft, which is what we have done in the history of space exploration. So there you have it! In my recent post about calculating the speed of light, I mentioned Ole Roemer's calculation in 1676.The basic idea uses the orbit of one of Jupiter's moons. Jupiter is about 4 AU from the Earth at opposition (that is when Earth and Jupiter are aligned on the same side of the Sun) 5 AU - 1 AU = 4 AU.
Jupiter at its closest is about 360 million miles away. The distance from the Sun to Jupiter is about 483.8 million miles.
Mercury 0.39 Venus 0.72 Earth 1.00 Mars 1.52 Jupiter 5.20 Saturn 9.54 Uranus 19.22 Neptune 30.06 To get the maximum and minimum distances from Earth, add or subtract 1 AU.
The distance of Earth from Jupiter at inferior conjunction is approximately 4.2 AU (Astronomical unit), which would correspond to about 33 light-minutes. But if we manage to travel at the speed of light, it would take us less than an hour–48 minutes to be precise to reach Jupiter. This is highly dependent on where the Earth is relative to the Sun. If you did hit light speed, you would not experience the passage of time at all. To save you the trouble: The 45-minute video titled “Riding Light” which showing “leaving the Solar System at the speed of light” below stops at Jupiter. 2.
4.5 days will get you 5 AU (halfway to Saturn). It would take 33 Minutes traveling at the Speed of light. Instead of taking the direct path to Jupiter, it made two gravitational assisting flybys of Earth and one of Venus to pick up speed, finally arriving at Jupiter on December 8, 1995.
9 days will get you 20 AU (more than halfway to the Kuiper belt) It gets trickier for interstellar distances.
2,100----- = 35 minutes.
2. 300,000. 32 minutes to get to Jupiter traveling at the speed of light.
2,100----- = 35 minutes. The other half distance spent decelerating would take the same amount of time.
Jupiter is 630 million kilometers from Earth. 60. Riding Light – Leaving Solar System at the Speed Of Light. So if it were physically possible to walk non-stop, and the average person walks at an average speed of 3 mph, then it would take about 1479 hours, or 62 terrestrial days— two months. All depends on your speed. Light speed is 300,000 km/sec.
From the description of the video: “In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast.
630,000,000----- =2,100 seconds. … 300,000. That gives it a diameter of 1424 miles, and a circumference at the equator of about 4436 miles. Light speed is 300,000 km/sec.
To get those distances in light-minutes, multiply by 8.317 light-minutes per AU. Back in 1989, scientists sent a spacecraft to Jupiter, and it took a little over six years to reach the planet.
1. If your ship travels to the speed of light you´ll make it in just 35 minutes. The problem is that we cannot travel at the speed of light, but we can travel to Jupiter in a man-made rocket. Light travels at 300,000 kilometers/sec Therefore, the time it takes light (or radio waves) to travel from the Earth to Jupiter (or vice-versa) when the two planets are closest is (600,000,000 kilometers) / (300,000 kilometers/second) = 2,000 seconds = about 33 minutes.
I assume you refer to visible light, which is reflected by Jupiter and back to Earth. Jupiter is 630 million kilometers from Earth.
1. So, it should take approx. If you could travel at the speed of light, it would only take you 43 minutes to get to Jupiter. Using Days and AU (astronomical units) we can see 3 days will get about 2.5 AU (halfway to Jupiter). That's about 712 miles. And if you take a cab, traveling at 65 miles per hour, it would take you roughly 850 years!