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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They won't even be on the journey because it is an astronomical distance to go when we have a game on Wednesday against Liverpool.
Both combinations produce type la blasts like the Tycho supernova (shown), stellar explosions that act as "standard candles" for gauging astronomical distances.
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.
Measuring astronomical distances depends on certain heavenly objects, believed to shine with consistent intensity wherever they exist.
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