road trip to pluto

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)

“My problem is that I fall in love with words rather than actions. I fall in love with ideas and thoughts instead of reality and it will be the death of me.”

Peace will win and fear will lose

You’ve got galaxies in your bloodstream and constellations in your eyes and there is nothing more I would like than to be associated with the night sky

We are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.

OHANA means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten

We’re all stories in the end so let’s make it a good one, eh?

She recognized that strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big it felt like sadness.