it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel from the I can 't decide if I'm more in awe at the fact that the speed of light can I'm mostly impressed by how the fastest speed that something can travel through space feels so slow at the scale of our tiny solar system View all 89 replies.
Ever imagined what it would be like to traverse the Solar System at the speed of light? This is a video...
Watch what solar system would look like when traveling speed light - expeditionThe video below by Alphonse Swinehart helps to put all this into perspective. I can't decide if I'm more in awe at the fact that the speed of light can actually feel slow or just depressed after realizing that honestly everything we do on this mud ball planet is completely pointless and space is an endless vacuum of swirling galaxies ready to swallow us whole. But it would take an insanely long time to get there. Just a little bit more dense in one direction would cause a cascading effect of matter accumulating in that direction, leading to a huge collapse. Is light slow, or is the sun just really, really, really far away? As they're all relatively bright stars that have been studied for a few hundred years, we probably do actually have this data. It's really hard to imagine how every planet after Mars is ridiculously far apart.
Watch what solar system would look like when traveling speed light - traveling easy
However: The light reflected of other planets are affected. Comments consisting solely of an image. We also made some generous assumptions so it would probably travel much less than this. Progress through from light at its current speed, to where the stars would appear if light traveled twice as fast, and gradually continue on through until light was represented as travelling instantaneously.