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Just A Quick Reminder: You're Being Hurled Through Space

Where are the seat belts on this thing?

Ever feel like you wasted a perfectly nice weekend trying to stay still so your cat will sit on you?

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Well don't worry, while you might be stationary on Earth...

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At any given moment, the Earth you're standing on is spinning at roughly 1,000 miles per hour (give or take depending on how close to the equator you are.)

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That's more than 14 times faster than a cheetah running at full speed of 70 mph.

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Meanwhile, the Earth is also orbiting the sun at a dizzying 67,000 miles per hour.

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That's 335 times faster than a race car going at top speed.

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On top of all of that, our entire solar system orbits the center of the Milky Way Galaxy at an unbelievable 515,000 miles per hour.

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That's about 904 times faster than a commercial Boeing 747 at cruising altitude.

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And If you're not feeling the motion sickness yet, with our expanding universe the Milky Way Galaxy as a whole is speeding through the Universe at a heart-stopping 1.3 million miles per hour.

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That's roughly 1,733 times the speed of a sonic boom at sea level, BOOM.

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So next time you think you've wasted a whole weekend on the couch, just relax and remember you're probably just exhausted from being on a high-speed space exploration.

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Facts found via: Scientific American, Space.com and The Astrosociety.

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