Convert light-minute to gigalight-year - Conversion of Measurement Units

Convert light minute to gigalight year

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How many light-minute in 1 gigalight-year?
The answer is 5.256E+14.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 5.5594015866359E-11 light-minute, or 1.0577248071986E-25 gigalight-year.
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A light-minute (also written light minute) is a unit of length. It is defined as the distance light travels in an absolute vacuum in one minute or 17,987,547,480 metres (~18 Gm). Note that this value is exact, since the metre is actually defined in terms of the light-second.

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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