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what is the unit of distance between superclusters of galaxies?

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Planets exist in solar systems,

Solar systems exist in galaxies,

Glaxies exist in clusters,

clusters are in superclusters.
asked May 11, 2014 in Physics by feyazabubaker (130 points)

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The commmonly used units in astronomy are

  1. Light Year - The distance traveled by light in one year. (300000 x 365 x 24x60x60 kms)
  2. Astronomical unit (AU) - The mean distance between sun and earth (approximately 300000x 8x60 kms)
  3. Parsec or parallactic second (1 parsec =3.26 LY)

Bigger distances are measured in MLy = Mega Light Year = 1000000 LY

answered May 11, 2014 by admin (4,450 points)