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How far does light travel in 1 millisecond?

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How far does light travel in 1 millisecond?

Light and Light Years

Light travels at a speed of 3.0 x 108 meters per second, or m/s. One light year represents the distance light travels in one year. We can use both of these facts to calculate how far light travels in any timeframe.

Answer and Explanation:

Light travels 300,000 meters in 1 millisecond.

We know that distance is the product of speed and time. So, here's how we arrive at this answer:

1ms

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The Speed of Light: Distance & Light-Years

from Basics of Astronomy

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