How many megaparsecs in 1 gigalight-year?
The answer is 306.39153473091.
We assume you are converting between megaparsec and gigalight year.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 3.2407792700054E-23 megaparsecs, or 1.0577248071986E-25 gigalight-year.
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Use this page to learn how to convert between megaparsecs and gigalight years.
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1 megaparsecs to gigalight-year = 0.00326 gigalight-year
10 megaparsecs to gigalight-year = 0.03264 gigalight-year
50 megaparsecs to gigalight-year = 0.16319 gigalight-year
100 megaparsecs to gigalight-year = 0.32638 gigalight-year
200 megaparsecs to gigalight-year = 0.65276 gigalight-year
500 megaparsecs to gigalight-year = 1.6319 gigalight-year
1000 megaparsecs to gigalight-year = 3.2638 gigalight-year
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The SI prefix "mega" represents a factor of 106, or in exponential notation, 1E6.
So 1 megaparsec = 106 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.
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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