posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 06:55 AM
I would like to give you the answer to the following:
- You sit on your chair, reading ATS right now. Your speed in relation to the ground (earth): 0km/s.
- Earth is spinning. About 44.000km/24h at the equator = 0.463 km/s
- Earth is moving around the sun: About (2*Pi*149,000,000km)/8,760h = 29.75 km/s
- The solar system is moving around the center of the galaxy Milkyway: (2*Pi*25,000 ly)/220,000,000 years = 214 km/s
- The Milkyway is moving towards Andromeda, colliding in about 3 billion years: 2,500,000 ly/3,000,000,000 years = 250 km/s - this is the only real
linear movement, although that might be a point for discussion as most of the above speeds are going considerably straight, too.
Is that it?
Are you sure?
Nnnnnoo-yes. At least we can tell how fast we are going compared to the non-moving cosmic microwave background. Which is about v = 627 ± 22 km/s.
edit on 28-3-2013 by ManFromEurope because: (no reason
edit on 28-3-2013 by ManFromEurope because: (no reason given)