Asked Feb 8, 2020

The Whirlpool galaxy is about 30 million light-years away. If you were in a spaceship that could travel at half of the speed of light, the amount of time it would take you reach the Whirlpool galaxy is __ (Be specific, use a number.)


Expert Answer

Step 1

The time taken by the person to reach the Whirlpool galaxy according to an observer on Earth is found using the equation,

Physics homework question answer, step 1, image 1



Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in



Related Physics Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A

Q: What is exhilaration of a rock thrown upward on the way up? At the top of his flight? On the way dow...

A: suppose there is no air friction, the rock is thrown upward direction and the earth will pull it tow...


Q: Rank the following five capacitors from greatest to smallest energy stored, noting any cases of equa...

A: Click to see the answer


Q: A rocket lifts off the pad at Cape Canaveral. According to Newton's Law of Gravitation, the force of...

A: Click to see the answer


Q: A cannonball is fired with a velocity of 252 kmph at an angle of 60 degrees. The cannonball lands in...

A: Consider the initial velocity of cannonball be u, the angle of projectile be θ, its range be R, the ...


Q: Wed 12:22 AM 100% Help Table Window Format Tools Word File Edit View Insert Updates Ready to install...

A: Let Q1 be the charge at the origin, Q2 be the charge at the y-axis, r1 be the distance of point P fr...


Q: The directions of the three forces on block 1 must be identified.     Create the free-body dia...

A: Click to see the answer


Q: 1. A sprinter at a track and Field event is entered in a 500 m race. The starting gun goes off, acce...

A: (1) According to the kinematic equation of motion, the acceleration of the sprinter is, Substitute ...


Q: A 350kg coaster starts from rest  point A and slides down the frictionless loop the loop shown in th...

A: We use work-energy conservation equilibrium equation. Let the natal point be A, where the car begins...


Q: A point charge P is b=9.5 m above the center of a uniformly charged ring of radius a=0.58 m sitting ...

A: Click to see the answer