Puzzler #4. Space Travel

The nearest star to the Earth is Alpha Centauri, which is about 4.3 light-years away.  Assuming we can travel at the speed of light, what determines the amount of time you would need to reach the star?  Hint it is not 4.3 years.

Concepts involved:

  • acceleration threshold

Facebook Comments (see farther below for other comments)

comments

Don't leave me hanging...say something....