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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Washington, June 9 (ANI): Radio astronomers have directly measured the distance to a faraway galaxy, providing a valuable "yardstick" for calibrating large astronomical distances and demonstrating a vital method that could help determine the elusive nature of the mysterious Dark Energy that pervades the Universe.

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