This landed in my Inbox the other day.
As I asked for permission to put it on my blog, here is what Lou answered:
…. As for the blurb you are welcome to use it. I wrote that myself after gleaning all the facts from various sources. I don’t think I need to be credited for it.
So, here it is!
::: If you don’t think your life is going anywhere, consider this:
At our latitude the Earth spins @ 800 km/h, the Earth orbits the Sun @ 107 000 km/h
The Solar System orbits the center of the Galaxy @ 70 000 km/h, the Milky Way moves @ 792 000 km/h
The Galaxy Cluster the Milky Way is in rotates around the center of the Universe @ 2 100 000 km/h.
That’s a total of over 3 million km/h or 850 kilometers per second, 1000x the speed of a .50 calibre sniper bullet.
You’re going places baby! :::