Important Facts and Other Help

1) Light Year (LY): = 5,878,625,373,183 Miles or 5.86 +/- trillion miles

2) Astronomical Unit (AU): = the distance Earth to the Sun or 92,955,807.26 mile or 8.317 Light Minutes

3) Second Closest Star: Proxima Centauri ( Red Dwarf ) or Alpha Centauri C at 4.24 (LY)

4) Our fastest Spaceship travels up to 45,000 Mile per hour. It is presently on the way to Pluto. This ship, NASA's New Horizons Mission can travel almost a million miles per day. Even at this extreme speed it would take 65,019 years to get to our Suns closest stellar neighbor Proxima Centauri.

5) Lunar Distance (LD): = 238,855.71 miles 1.282 Light Seconds

6) Parallel Second (Parsec) = 19,173,511,552,590.5 miles or 3.262 LY

7) Closest Planet Venus = 23,806,890 miles to Earth or 2.13 Light Minutes

8) Main Asteroid Belt located between Mars and Jupiter from 1.65 AU to 5.45 AU

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