Space: revealer of glory, part 2

To give you an idea of how far away the nearest star (other than the Sun) is to earth, NASA notes that a car travelling 55 miles per hour would take 50 million (!) years to reach Proxima Centauri. The Voyager spacecraft left our solar system travelling at 37,000 miles an hour. It would take Voyager 80,000 years to reach Proxima Centauri and 40 billion years to reach the Andromeda galaxy.

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