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light-second (unit of distance), pl. light-seconds

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About light-second

The light-second, or light second, is a unit of distance defined as the distance that light travels in free space (or vacuum) in one second.

The light-second is equal to 299.792458 × 106 meters (1 light-second = 299.792458 × 106 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The light-second is also equal to 299.792458 × 103 kilometers (km) (an SI unit of length), or approximately 186.28 × 103 miles (mi) or 983.57 × 106 feet (ft), which are US customary / Imperial units of length.

The light-second is used in astronomy, relativistic physics and telecommunications. Common astronomical measurement units include the parsec (1 light-second ≈ 9.7156 × 10-9 pc), the astronomical unit (1 light-second = 2.0040 × 10-3 AU) and the light-year (1 light-second = 31.688 × 10-9 ly).

Plural: light-seconds

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