Monthly Archives: October 2014

P.O.W. – Due Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

  1. If you were to turn on a flashlight at night and point it at the moon, how long would it take for the light from the device to reach the moon?
  2. Give an estimation that you know is too high.
  3. Give an estimation that you know is too low.
  4. Give an answer to the first question.
  5. How long would it take for the light from the flashlight to reach Pluto?
  6. Now YOU choose an object in space and identify the length of time it would take for the light to get there.
  7. If the light from the flashlight takes a month to get to a random location in space, how far would that be?
  8. How far does light travel in ten years?