From the beginning of time humanity has beenon a mission to discover more and more about the dark mysterious expanse of space and wehave come a long way from our understanding of the solar system and the worlds beyond withthe help of technology telescopes and a number of successful missions and probes in more recenttimes voyager 1 became the first man-made object to successfully leave the solar system and someof us are sure to wonder at some point when will we ever leave the confines of our solar systemwelcome to Facnomenal and in today's video we will dive deeper into what it will take for humanityto travel beyond the solar system what some of the top experts have to say about it and when we couldpossibly expect to explore these mysterious worlds despite the advancements in technology and all theexciting new space discoveries humanity has yet to .
Actually leave our solar system modern telescopeslike the Hubble Space Telescope for example have given us the rare opportunity to take a peekinto what lies beyond red giant stars cannibal galaxies terrifying black holes ice worlds andso much more but mankind hasn't quite made their presence known beyond the boundaries of ourown galaxy in fact the title for the farthest distance traveled into space is still held bythe all-american crew aboard the famous Apollo 13 shuttle back on April 14th 1970. they traveleda whopping distance of 248 655 miles away from earth and today we are yet to beat the record andventure further into space and if you want to get extremely technical about the human presence clydewilliam tombaugh the man who discovered Pluto had his ashes aboard the new horizons spacecraftand actually went to Pluto but besides these two .
Spectacular moments in history we haven't voyagedfurther into the profound emptiness of space in theory it sounds fairly simple totake a trip to the nearest star or galaxy however our solar system is actually staggeringlylarger than we think there is so much more to it than just our cosmic neighbors like JupiterSaturn Venus Mercury or even poor little Pluto as you may very well know the objects in ouruniverse are so far away that kilometers and miles are not enough to measure them so when we speakof distances in space we nearly always refer to light years of course the fastest moving thing inour universe is light which travels at a speed of 186 000 miles per second or 300 000 kilometers persecond meaning a light year is about 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers the sun's starryneighbor proxima centauri is 4.26 light years away .
Which doesn't sound too far off but when youconsider just how far a single light year is it really puts things into perspective thenearest irregular galaxies from the milky way are the Large Magellanic cloud and SmallMagellanic cloud sitting at a distance of 179,000 light years and 210,000 light yearsrespectively even the andromeda galaxy whose edges seem to be bumping into our galaxyis a whopping 2.9 million light years away in short everything within our solar systemis so ridiculously far away from each other that merely traveling betweenthem can seem so out of reach that brings us to an important question iftraveling to planets and celestial bodies within the solar system is already so difficult how longwould it actually take to leave the solar system .
And how would we be able to do it to leave thegalaxy one would have to travel a distance of 25,000 light years from the galactic center andwould have to go through so much more to escape the halo of gas dust and clusters that encompassesthe milky way is it possible it would be no easy feat to leave the milky way despite the success ofthe voyager probe that became the first man-made object to make it into interstellar space andleave the solar system but it would require a very advanced spacecraft to do so with humans aboardnot only would the spacecraft have to be sturdy and strong enough to withstand the atmosphere ofspace but also able to sustain the humans on board not to mention it would have to be incrediblyfast the Guinness Book of World Records states that Apollo 10 holds the record forthe fastest a human has ever traveled .
The spacecraft traversed at speed of 24,855miles per hour or 40 000 kilometers per hour though it may sound impressive at this speed itwould take up to 114,000 years just to get to the closest star it would take beating the speedof light if we really want to travel beyond the solar system or even explore the mysterious oortcloud in the cold recesses of our solar system several attempts have been made over the yearslike Alcubierre's warp drive that could contract space in front of the spacecraft and expand thespace behind it which unfortunately has only proven to be good in theory but let's not stopthere some say the technology is just within reach so far it seems like space enthusiasts are ratheroptimistic about the probability of interstellar voyaging with some saying we could possiblybe journeying to proxima centauri by 2100 .
Spacex founder elon musk holds some verystrong opinions when it comes to the matter he is highly optimistic about space travel beingpossible in the near future and his goal of one day establishing a human presence on marsseems more and more likely he even claims that he would be surprised if humans aren't onmars within the next couple of years the techno king stated in an interview with aeon magazinethat though he is completely convinced that interstellar travel is completely doable thereis still much work to be done like for starters devising ways in which we can slow down whenreaching the Centauri system should be the focus he believes that anything other than thatwould be an impractical goal at the moment in his own words musk states if we are goingto have a chance of sending stuff to other star .
Systems we need to be laser focused on becominga multi-planet civilization that's the next step but then again great ideas never come aroundwithout a fair share of criticism according to Marcus Young researcher at the u.s air forceresearch lab doesn't seem to be as convinced at the joint propulsion conference he stated thathis team had not found any viable options for interstellar travel despite many ideas they'veonly found to work in theory but after some research they quickly find that it won't work inreal life or at least by current laws of physics unless we are able to master lightspeed travel itdoesn't look like we will be saying hello to any other galaxies or stars anytime soon if we rely oncurrent rocket propulsion technology for the time being faster than light travel is off the tableuntil scientists and researchers are able to build .
A machine strong enough to bend space and timein order to ferry humans beyond the world we know the breakthrough starshot mission for exampleaims to demonstrate proof of concept for ultra fast light driven nanocrafts and will lay thefoundation for a first launch to Alpha Centauri though it is still going to be an unmanned missionit looks extremely promising and a definite step in the right direction but until then it lookslike we might have to simply feast our eyes on the stunning images of galaxies and heavenly bodiesfrom the newly launched James Webb telescope and wait patiently till we can have a look at themourselves so what do you think when will humanity voyage beyond our solar system let us know in thecomments don't forget to smash that like button and subscribe to the channel so you don't miss athing thanks for watching we'll see you next time .
Traveling beyond the solar system might be closer than we think.. From the beginning of time, humanity has been on a mission to discover more and more about the dark mysterious expanse of space and we have come a long way from our understanding of the solar system and the worlds beyond with the help of technology, telescopes, and a number of successful missions and probes. In more recent times, Voyager 1 became the first manmade object to successfully leave the solar system and some of us are sure to wonder at some point— when will we ever leave the confines of our solar system? Welcome to Factnomenal and in today’s video we will dive deeper into what it will take for humanity to travel beyond the solar system, what some of the top experts have to say about it and when we could possibly expect to explore these mysterious worlds. Buy us a coffee to show your support! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Factnomenal DON’T CLICK THIS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/357shs3j Thanks for watching Factnomenal! 🌎 Subscribe for more space discoveries, space facts, and space in general! 🔔 Hit the bell next to subscribe so you never miss a video! ► For copyright matters, make sure to send us an email to Adam@trustedmiddle.com #factnomenal #space #elonmusk