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What is a Parsec?

7. What is a Parsec?

This term is commonly known as the unit of length. This unit is used to measure larger astronomical distances. For example, Parsecs are used to find out the distance of an object inside our solar system, to distant objects outside the solar system that you’re measuring from.

This measurement is equal to 3.26 light-years per 1 parsec. In order to fully understand these measurements, the closest stars to earth that are visible to our naked eye are around 500 parsecs away.

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