Convert cm to kiloparsec - Conversion of Measurement Units

Convert centimetre to kiloparsec

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How many cm in 1 kiloparsec?
The answer is 3.0856776E+21.
We assume you are converting between centimetre and kiloparsec.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 100 cm, or 3.2407792700054E-20 kiloparsec.
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A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundreth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. A centimetre is part of a metric system. It is the base unit in the centimetre-gram-second system of units. A corresponding unit of area is the square centimetre. A corresponding unit of volume is the cubic centimetre.

The centimetre is a now a non-standard factor, in that factors of 10^{3} are often preferred. However, it is practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is approximately the width of the fingernail of an adult person.

Definition: Kiloparsec

The SI prefix "kilo" represents a factor of
10^{3}, or in exponential notation, 1E3.

So 1 kiloparsec = 10^{3} parsecs.

The definition of a parsec is as follows:

The parsec (symbol pc) is a unit of length used in astronomy. It stands for "parallax of one arc second", and is approximately 19,131,554,073,600 (19 trillion) miles.

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