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Re: FYI: AoA's News release on MH '99 (dumb)

In message <019b01bef3fd$4b753300$968e6395@stephenb> "Stephen Bigelow" writes:

> Parsec: a unit of steller distance, equal to about 3.25 light years (3.08 *
> 10^16 metres), the distance at which the mean radius of the earth's orbit
> subtends an angle of one second of arc.
> I don't understand it either. *s*

Very useful for determining the distances of 'nearby' stars via parallax

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
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