How many light-minute in 1 gigalight-year? The answer is 5.256E+14. We assume you are converting between light minute and gigalight year. You can view more details on each measurement unit: light-minute or gigalight-year 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. Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results. Use this page to learn how to convert between light minutes and gigalight years. Type in your own numbers in the form to convert the units!
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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.
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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