›› Measurement unit: kiloparsec

Full name: kiloparsec

Plural form: kiloparsecs

Symbol: kpc

Category type: length

Scale factor: 3.0856776E+19

›› SI unit: metre

The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 3.2407792700054E-20 kiloparsec.

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›› Definition: Kiloparsec

The SI prefix "kilo" represents a factor of 103, or in exponential notation, 1E3.

So 1 kiloparsec = 103 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.

›› Sample conversions: kiloparsec

kiloparsec to block [East U.S.]
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kiloparsec to perch [Ireland]
kiloparsec to miil (mijl) [Danish]
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