Posted on 13th Oct 2020
Space Imagine, if you can Travelling at the speed of light Two hundred thousand miles per second Per second, yes that's right. Flying along at that speed You could really superman it In just one tiny second You'd whizz eight times round our planet. Planets in our solar system Circle round our sun Middle aged, our sun's a star But a very average one. Ten minutes it would take you To reach the sun, our star Zooming on at light speed That's not so very far. But then our nearest neighbour Called Alpha Centauri Would take another four years Of whizzing through the sky. The stars in our own galaxy Lie in the milky way Three hundred billion of them (That's roughly, by the way.) A hundred thousand light years To cross the milky way Then Andromeda, the next one Two more billion years away. There are a billion galaxies Each with a billion stars And we think we're great explorers Because we've got to planet mars. It makes me realise then How small our humankind The more I know about space The more it blows my mind.