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# How long would it take to drive to the sun going 60 mph?

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If it were possible to drive from the Earth to the sun, the amount of time required for the journey is slightly more than 1.55 million hours at a rate of 60 mph. That is approximately 64,597 days or about 177 years.

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The sun is approximately 93.02 million miles from the Earth. In comparison, if it were possible to drive at a rate of 60 mph to reach the moon, the time required is just slightly less than 3,981 hours. This translates to just over 165 days or about 5 ½ months. The moon is approximately 238,857 miles from the Earth, according to About.com.

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