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A femtosecond is 10-15 seconds. A femtosecond compared with a second is like the thickness of the letter "I" on a sheet of paper compared to the Earth-Sun distance (150 million km). If light can travel around the earth eight times in one second, it only travels 30 microns (the thickness of a human hair) in 100 fs.

Sub-multiple: the attosecond.


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