|How many days does it take to go from Earth to
|Question Date: 2008-01-10|
Since the Earth and Jupiter are both revolving
around the sun, the distance between them is
always changing. The average distance between
the Earth and Jupiter is 483 million miles. If
you could travel at the speed of light, it would
only take you 43 minutes to get to Jupiter.
Since people cant travel at the speed of light,
you would probably have to take a rocket ship to
Jupiter instead- which would take you about 2.2
years if it was going at top speed the whole way.
If the California interstate went all the way to
Jupiter and you could drive there going 65 mph,
it would take you almost 850 years!
That depends on the speed. Light can do it in
under an hour. The Voyager probes took three
That depends on how fast you're going. We have
sent several probes (Pioneer, Voyager 1, and
Voyager 2) past Jupiter, and they took 3-5 years
to get there. If you can imagine being cramped up
in a car for a 3 year road trip, you can see why
we won't be sending people to Jupiter any time
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