# Often asked: How Fast Does Light Travel In A Year?

## How fast does light really travel?

Light from a stationary source travels at 300,000 km/sec ( 186,000 miles/sec ).

## Does it take to travel one light-year?

The time that it takes us to travel one light-year is (unsurprisingly) considerably longer than a year. Even if we hopped aboard the space shuttle discovery, which can travel 5 miles a second, it would take us about 37,200 years to go one light-year.

## Does anything travel faster than light?

Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity famously dictates that no known object can travel faster than the speed of light in vacuum, which is 299,792 km/s. Unlike objects within space–time, space–time itself can bend, expand or warp at any speed.

## What is the fastest thing in the universe?

Laser beams travel at the speed of light, more than 670 million miles per hour, making them the fastest thing in the universe.

## Can humans travel at the speed of light?

We can never reach the speed of light. Or, more accurately, we can never reach the speed of light in a vacuum. That is, the ultimate cosmic speed limit, of 299,792,458 m/s is unattainable for massive particles, and simultaneously is the speed that all massless particles must travel at.

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## How many light years can we travel?

Even if the fabric of space didn’t change over time, there are plenty of objects we can see today that could be farther away than 13.8 billion light-years. The only catch is that their light could travel for 13.8 billion light-years at most; how the objects move after emitting that light is irrelevant.

## How long will it take Voyager 1 to travel a light-year?

A light-year is 9.5 trillion kilometers. By division, that means it’s going to take Voyager 17,720 years to travel ONE light year. That’s 80,000 years to reach Alpha Centauri, 4.5 light years away.

## Is a black hole faster than light?

Supermassive black hole bigger than 7 billion Suns is spinning so fast that it’s close to breaking the laws of physics. Messier 87, star of the first image of the black hole, is spinning between 2.4 to 6.3 times faster than the speed of light.

## How fast is the speed of dark?

Is there such a thing as the speed of dark? In a 2013 study, scientists determined that dark matter should have a speed of 54 meters per second, or 177 feet — slow compared to the speed of light.

## Is it possible to travel back in time?

General relativity. Time travel to the past is theoretically possible in certain general relativity spacetime geometries that permit traveling faster than the speed of light, such as cosmic strings, traversable wormholes, and Alcubierre drives.

## What is the slowest car in history?

The slowest production car in existence is a coupe manufactured by Peel Engineering. It is called the Peel P50. Peel offers both a petrol and electric version of the vehicle. Not only is it the slowest car in existence, but it is also the smallest (smaller than a Smart Car or Fiat), according to Guinness World Records.