The circumference of the moon is 6786.03 miles (which means the side of the moon that always faces Earth is just about big enough to contain the entire continental United States of America).

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The Lunar Rover was required to drive no farther from the lander than its astronauts could safely walk back to in an emergency. But it did drive about 8 mph on an early 1970's era electrical battery.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=6786+miles+at+8+miles+per+hour

results in about 848.3 hours, which is 35.34 days.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=6786+miles+at+8+miles+per+hour+in+days


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I didn't realise the moon was that big.


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Mean radius is 1,737.10 km (1,079.38 miles). Therefore circumference is roughly 10,914.4 km (6,781.9 miles) So say you were driving at 60km/h (37.28 miles/h), you'd take roughly 181.9 hours, or 7 days 13 hours and 54 minutes.

The moon isn't a perfect sphere, however this is still a pretty good approximation.

Hopefully I didn't mess up the math, I'm sure someone will point it out if I made an error.


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Push


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Depends on the car


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with stopping for gas

Yeah but are you talking a quick moonstop, or like half an hour at the nearest McDonald's for a MacMoon here.


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Your vehicle could be pretty fast. No speed limits


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Depends on if some guy is going slow in the so-called "fast lane."


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A couple minutes, because I'd get bored rather quickly.

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