## ››Convert light year to smoot

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How many light-year in 1 smoot? The answer is 1.7988040193431E-16.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 1.0570008340246E-16 light-year, or 0.58761311552474 smoot.
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## ››Quick conversion chart of light-year to smoot

1 light-year to smoot = 5.559249308133E+15 smoot

2 light-year to smoot = 1.1118498616266E+16 smoot

3 light-year to smoot = 1.6677747924399E+16 smoot

4 light-year to smoot = 2.2236997232532E+16 smoot

5 light-year to smoot = 2.7796246540665E+16 smoot

6 light-year to smoot = 3.3355495848798E+16 smoot

7 light-year to smoot = 3.8914745156931E+16 smoot

8 light-year to smoot = 4.4473994465064E+16 smoot

9 light-year to smoot = 5.0033243773197E+16 smoot

10 light-year to smoot = 5.559249308133E+16 smoot

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## ››Definition: Light-year

A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9.46 × 1012 kilometres (9.46 petametres, or about 5.88 × 1012 (nearly six trillion) miles). More specifically, a light year is defined as the distance that a photon would travel, in free space and infinitely far away from any gravitational or magnetic fields, in one Julian year (365.25 days of 86400 seconds each).

## ››Definition: Smoot

A smoot is a unit of distance (or "length", as physical scientists say) used for measuring the Harvard Bridge. It is named after an MIT fraternity pledge at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Oliver R. Smoot (class of 1962). In October of 1958, fellow students helped Mr. Smoot measure the length of the bridge by placing him end to end and marking the increments. Oliver was a top student at MIT and went on to run NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The smoot is equal to his height (five feet and seven inches -- 1.70 m), and the bridge's length was measured to be "364.4 smoots plus one ear".

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