astronomical distance

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astronomical distance

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl ′dis·təns]
(astronomy)
The distance of a celestial body expressed in units such as the light-year, astronomical unit, and parsec.
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Clearly understanding how Type Ia supernovae work is of fundamental importance in the quest of understanding how the Universe works as astronomical distances can be measured which are crucial to understanding the fate of the Universe," he added.
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