# How long does it take to travel 500 light years?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

This depends on what is doing the traveling, obviously if it was light travelling, then 500 years! But I'm guessing you want some sort of spacecraft.

To escape the sun's gravity, a rocket has to exceed 618 km per second, so let's take this as the speed of out rocket.

The speed of light is about 300,000 km (or

Which gives us 9460800000000 (or

So then multiply this by

So that is how far we have travelled.

When

So, we need to carry out the following calculation:

Divide this by seconds in a hour, hours in a day and days in a year

Hope this helps; let me know if I can do anything else:)

A big thank you to AO8 for helping me with this!