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What is parsec?

Definition:

The parsec is a unit of length used in astronomy equal to approximately 3.0857x1016 meters (1 pc ≈ 3.0857x1016 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to about 30.857x1012 kilometers (km) (an SI unit of length), or nearly 19.174x1012 miles (mi) or 101.24x1015 feet (ft), which are US customary / Imperial units of length.

Common astronomical measurement units include the astronomical unit (1 pc = 206.26x103 AU) and the light-year (1 pc = 3.26156 ly).

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