If you traveled at 2000 miles per hour how long would it take to get to Pluto?

How long to the end of the solar system? (earth years) would it make a difference for the second destination if you took off from the southern hemishphere instead of the northern one? show calculations.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    5,913,520,000 km distance of Pluto from the Sun (approximate average)

    149,600,000 km distance of Earth from the Sun (approximate average)

    Subtract 5,913,520,000 from 149,600,000 to get 5,763,920,000 km from Pluto to Earth.

    2000 mph = 3 218.688 kilometers per hour

    Divide 5,763,920,000 by 3218.688 to get 1,790,766.921 hours or 204.289889 years.

    The size of the solar system depends on where you define the edge. If you say Pluto then the answer above would be correct, if you say the outer lying dust clouds and belts then it would be larger. Take a look at the second reference link for more detail.

    If we assume all the planets are at the same z point (z would be relative to the vertical direction) then the best place to take off would be the equator assuming it was possible to travel in a straight line through space. Since all the planets are not nicely lined up and it isn't possible to travel a straight line (because of dust clouds, gravitational fields, asteroids, and other space junk) taking off from the northern or southern hemisphere would mostly be contingent on where the best flight facilities are located. The flight path will be determined according to the launch location, location of planets, asteroids, space debris, and other factors like gravitational fields, black holes, etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    6000 hours or;

    250 Days

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