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Comment Re:No it doesn't put it in bloody perspective (Score 4, Interesting) 124


A better way to put that into perspective would be to mention that that Moon's orbital path is 2,412,517.5 km (or 1,499,070 miles) and that if it were orbiting the Earth at the same speed as this star, it would orbit every 11.5 minutes (2,412,517.5 km / 12,600,000 km/hr), or 5 times an hour.

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