If you're driving
down a dark road on a starry night, you might want
to check the odometer.
Earlier this month, when traveling astronomer Dennis Mammana did
he was greeted with the significant mileage reading
of 186,282 miles.
That's the number of miles
in one second.
Or, if you prefer kilometers, the number you are looking for is
Mammana muses that in driving to countless
star parties, and
sky photo shoots it has taken his 1998 vintage
sport utility vehicle over 13 years to cover that distance.
Of course, he considers his next important
mileage milestone to be the distance
to the Moon.
Credit & Copyright:
Dennis L. Mammana