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Doc Al
Aug21-04, 03:59 PM
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Quote Quote by Nenad
If we wanted to get on the other side of the universe, it would take us 0.00001seconds if we were to be traveling at the speed of light.
Quote Quote by rgoudie
Of course, this is not the case in real life. It takes light more than 1 second to travel from the Moon to the Earth, let alone across the Universe.

In fact, light particles may travel for billions of years on their journeys through the Universe.
True, but irrelevant to Nenad's point. Yes, as seen by us, it takes light many years to traverse galactic distances. But if we traveled at near light speed, that distance would shrink to a mere pittance. To our clocks it would take almost no time at all.