My head is still spinning

One of the many extraordinary stats from the Washington Post’s guide to the universe in 31 numbers:

1.3 million: The number of Earths that could fit inside the sun if it were hollow.

Which somehow makes the next one seem almost manageable:

177: How many years it would take to drive to the sun at 60 miles per hour.

But then you hit this:

49 million: How many years it would take to drive to the next nearest star, Proxima Centauri.

I’m sorry, but my D-grade O-Level can’t cope. Does not compute. Does not compute.

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