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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1 mag, based on star counts, for the maximum extinction per kiloparsec due to dust in the interstellar medium.
3847/1538-4357/aa619d/meta) a new study published in the Astrophysical Journal, researchers describe the creation of 3D maps that compare dust within 1 kiloparsec, or 3,262 light-years, in the outer Milky Way with more distant dust in the galaxy.
It would be capable of measuring parallaxes of objects at kiloparsec distances with 10 percent accuracy.