astronomical distance

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astronomical distance

n.
The distance from one celestial body to another, measured in light-years, parsecs, or astronomical units.
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Both combinations produce type la blasts like the Tycho supernova (shown), stellar explosions that act as "standard candles" for gauging astronomical distances.
There are astronomical distances to be covered before any final legal solution of the matter is achieved; if possible at all.
Their brightness is so consistently intense that supernovae have been used as "standard candles" or gauges, acting as yardsticks indicating astronomical distances.
All Type Ia supernovae have the same characteristic luminosity which makes them ideal for measuring astronomical distances.
After a foreward by popular author Timothy Ferris, the text begins with a general discussion of astronomical distances and astrophysical sources, and also touches on catalogs and coordinate systems.

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