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How fast is the earth traveling through space in MPH?

Asked by Nogg (1points) July 9th, 2009 from iPhone

How fast are we moving through space?

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Grisaille's avatar

I’m far from a scientist.

But from what I know, we’re rotating. We’re orbiting. The solar system is moving. The galaxy is stretching. The universe is expanding.

We’re going fast, dude.

richardhenry's avatar

The Earth rotates at around 1,040mph. I don’t know our orbital speed off the top of my head, and it would certainly be a lot harder to figure out our actual speed through space.

shrubbery's avatar

According to wiki, our mean orbital speed (it’s not the same for the entire orbit, we’re orbiting the sun in an ellipse with the sun at one foci and we’re faster closer to the sun and slower at the other end of the ellipse) is 107,218 km/h which is… 66623 mph.
If you’re talking about how fast the universe is expanding, as in how fast everything is moving outwards and away from each other, check out this site. They say we’re accelerating at between 50 and 100 km/s/Mpc.

edit :: I just actually thought about that last number. Far out that’s fast!

kevbo's avatar

This fast.

@AstroChuck, Jinx!

I’ve always wondered if this can get you out of a speeding ticket.

AstroChuck's avatar

Removed by me as kevbo beat me to it.

Grisaille's avatar

Why didn’t I think of that?

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