kiloparsec


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kiloparsec

(ˈkɪləˌpɑːˌsɛk)
n
1. (Units) one thousand parsecs
2. (Astronomy) one thousand parsecs

kiloparsec

A unit of distance used to measure the distance between galactic bodies. 1 kiloparsec = 3260 light years.
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It would be capable of measuring parallaxes of objects at kiloparsec distances with 10 percent accuracy.
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It is about 100 kiloparsecs, or 300,000 light-years, across and has a mass equal to about 100 billion suns.