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Time/distance/speed question relating to story Vaster Than Empires and More Slow

  1. Nov 6, 2012 #1
    At the beginning of the story it is said the crew travels in space for 10 hours and 29 minutes, or 256 years on Earth. i was wondering if there was a way to figure out how fast/far they traveled?
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  3. Nov 6, 2012 #2


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    Welcome to the forums. Assuming there is no FTL in this story the distance will be just under 256 years. Given that the faster an object travels the greater time dilation it experiences using http://www.emc2-explained.info/Time-Dilation-Worked-Examples/bigeq.gif [Broken] I get an answer of 99.999999999% of the speed of light.

    If this was by FTL then simple speed = distance/time will give you an answer.
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