This has done an amazing job as best as anything can at giving us an idea of the emptiness of the solarsystem (universe).

What was new to me was seeing how quickly the terrestrial planets pass by.

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Comment by Strega on February 10, 2015 at 11:11am
Very cool :).
Comment by Unseen on February 10, 2015 at 6:49pm

It shows that light does have a finite speed and can take frustratingly long to get anywhere even just in the solar system.

Comment by Pope Beanie on February 14, 2015 at 4:31pm

It shows that light does have a finite speed and can take frustratingly long to get anywhere even just in the solar system.

I'd sure be wishing I could change the radio station.

Comment by Davis Goodman on February 14, 2015 at 6:31pm

Actually...if you were the particle (somehow) traveling at the speed of light...you wouldn't be able to appreciate the ride or listen to any radio at all. It would be as though you had left the sun and were then by Pluto. And if you were going slightly less than the speed of light...the trip would feel like a few moments and the scene you would see passing by would look very strange. You would be able to listen to "Go Johnny Go" though if you liked.

Comment by Pope Beanie on February 14, 2015 at 10:53pm

Actually (he said, as he adjusted his glasses repaired with masking tape)... at the speed of light you'd either "instantly" hit something or come to some kind of end of the universe. And if you were going slightly less than the speed of light you might be able to see (with your eyes) X-rays or cosmic rays from the sun moving slowly away (but still feeling cold) behind you, and see (with your eyes) radio waves ahead of you from space objects and radio stations moving by too fast to recognize but feeling hotter than hell. I might think I'm hearing Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, or maybe something more modern: 

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