How fast are you moving right now?

“How fast are you moving?” seems like an easy question, but it’s actually quite complicated — and perhaps best answered by another question: “Relative to what?” Even when you think you’re standing still, the Earth is moving relative to the Sun, which is moving relative to the Milky Way, which is…you get the idea. Tucker Hiatt unravels the concepts of absolute and relative speed.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-fast-are-you-moving-right-now-tucker-hiatt

Lesson by Tucker Hiatt, animation by Zedem Media.

via TED Education.

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