Nothing travels faster than light, which manages to get to the moon from the earth in 1 second. However, we can still get there in a shorter amount of time. How fast would we have to travel to reach the moon in 0.9 seconds?
I know the question is weird but it's in my textbook. I'm confused to what formula to use, I was thinking perhaps the formula for time dilation? t= t0/sqroot of (1-v^2/c^2) ?
The Attempt at a Solution
I put 0.9 as t0 and t = 1 and calculated v, but my answer is smaller than the speed of light, and shouldn't it be larger since the question states that we get to the moon in a shorter amount of time? I'm not even sure if I'm doing this correctly because it's in the advanced section of my book. Any kind of help would mean a lot to me!