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Traveling Away from the Sun at the Speed of Light 2006

As this candle is lit, light begins its journey away from the sun. Approximately eight minutes later, as that light from the sun passes our earth, the flame of this candle melts to a corresponding position. That light speeds on past the other planets, as this flame slowly burns in the same proportion. Nothing is faster than light, but space is vast, so what can the scale of a quotidian object such as this tell us about the sublime magnitudes of the universe we inhabit?

And as this candle slowly burns away, light from the sun continues its eternal journey past the most distant planets of our solar system, and beyond.

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