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Old 9th February 2018, 13:05
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Classically Situated Cars.

I think it's fair to say this Tesla car is probably going to 'outmileage' just about any car that ever existed before long ....

"The current location at 10.30am on Friday, February 9 is 449808 miles (723896 km) from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 8081 miles/hour (13005 km/hour, 3.61 km/s).

The car is 147651009 miles (237621338 km) from Mars, moving toward the planet at a speed of 44745 miles/hour (72010 km/hour, 20 km/s).

The closest approach to Mars in the next orbit will occur on Jun 10, 2018, and will be approximately 0.739 AU away.

The furthermost point from Earth will occur on Feb 23, 2019, and will be 2.445 AU away.

The closest approach to Earth will occur on Aug 15, 2019, and will be 1.99 AU away."
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Old 9th February 2018, 15:05
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There is just a small problem with the continued longevity of the little red car.
It is made using carbon fibre held together with organic compounds. Apparently cosmic rays and organic compounds do not go together.
That is assuming that it does not bump into a passing rock before then - Ultimate Crash Test?

Makes you feel sorry for it... Poor little red car...
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Old 9th February 2018, 18:32
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Well it is a 2008 model so would probably be eligible for scrappage in the UK...'tis said it won't go anywhere near Mars but end up through Asteroid Belt...

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