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Lil Uzi Vert is buying a planet — here’s how long it takes to get there

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Friends! Have you heard the news? Musician Lil Uzi Vert is trying to buy a planet? Named WASP-127 b, this is a gas giant exoplanet that’s 1.4 times larger than renowned Big Boy, Jupiter.

The world was first alerted to this news by another musician, Grimes:

Now, I’m not going into depth about the veracity of this statement.

Grimes is well-known for making some outlandish claims. Remember when she said she had experimental eye surgery that removed “the top film of [her] eyeball and [replaced] it with an orange ultra-flex polymer?” That her and her friend made? To eliminate blue light from her vision? To “cure seasonal depression?”

Yeah, exactly.

Nor am I going to go into the logistics of how a human actually owns a damn planet. Instead, I’m going to accept all this on face value. Then, I’m going to use cold, hard facts to get the answers we deserve. Specifically…

How long would it take Lil Uzi Vert to travel to his planet, WASP-127 b?

According to those NASA nerds, WASP-127 b is 520 light-years from Earth.When converted using this helpful tool, it shows Lil Uzi Vert’s planet being 3.0568852 x 10¹⁵ miles away from Earth.

The next question is how long would that take to get to?

If we’re incredibly optimistic (and imagine technology is going to rapidly advance), the current theoretical speed limit of a space craft is about 10% of the speed of light, or 62,000,000mph.

Dividing Earth’s distance from WASP-127 b by this means it’d take the futuristic craft 49,304,600 hours to get to Lil Uzi Vert’s planet.

This would work out to be 293,480 weeks. Or 5,625 years.

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