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quicker than the Earth, and that is Light. If we agree to travel by the telescope, then instead of taking 175 years to get to the Sun, we need only spend eight minutes. Eight minutes is not a long time on a journey. Even when the whole journey is only a few hours long, Nasmyth's drawing of a Sunspot and the neighbouring surface. when we are within eight minutes of the end your mother will probably say, "Now, children, get your wraps and things together: we are just there." And so every one collects their wraps and rugs. Why! I have actually seen people stand up for more than eight minutes at the end of the journey, with bags and umbrellas