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How many astronomical unit in 1 gigalight-year? The answer is 63197790929900.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 6.6845871226706E-12 astronomical unit, or 1.0577248071986E-25 gigalight-year.
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›› Definition: Astronomical unit

The astronomical unit (AU or au or a.u. or sometimes ua) is a unit of length. It is approximately equal to the mean distance between the Earth and Sun. The currently accepted value of the AU is 149 597 870 691 ± 30 metres (about 150 million kilometres or 93 million miles).

The symbol "ua" is recommended by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, but in the United States and other anglophone countries the reverse usage is more common. The International Astronomical Union recommends "au" and international standard ISO 31-1 uses "AU".


›› Definition: Gigalight-year

One gigalight-year, abbreviation "Gly", is one billion light-years one of the largest distance measures used. One gigalight-year equals 306.601 million parsecs, or roughly one-thirteenth the distance to the horizon of the observable universe (dictated by the cosmic background radiation). Gigalight-years are typically used to measure distances to supergalactic structures, such as clusters of quasars or the Great Wall.


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