Thursday, January 15, 2015

100,000,000 on my Mind

The number 100,000,000 has been on my mind this week, especially as Monday approaches.

If I traveled 100,000,000 miles I could have gone to the Sun and been 7,000,000 miles on my way home by now.

100,000,000 seconds ago was Nov. 19, 2011, a day without great significance in my calendar.

100,000,000 people lived in the USA in 1914.

100,000,000 years ago the Sarcosuchus Imperator (left) ruled the swamps and coastlines of the world. I'm glad I never met a 8000 kg (9 ton), 12 m (40 ft) long relative of todays crocodiles!

Here's a hint. SDO started returning science data on May 1, 2010. Tune in next week to find out what's up with 100,000,000!