How long would a road trip to Pluto take?
Astrophysicist Adam Frank wrote a cool article for NPR about how long it would take a road trip to get to Pluto.
Assuming you drove the car at an average of 65 mph, it would take you about 6,293 years to get to Pluto!
If you don’t have the time for that trip perhaps you might consider flying? This is because at an average speed of 590 mph, you’d get there in 680 years.
Well NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is traveling at over 50,000 mph and is about to reach Pluto - less than a decade after launching.
(Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)