What is the distance in kilometres, if a star is at a distance of 10 parsec?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 16th Oct, 2015, 11:46: AM

Expert Answer:

1 parsec = 3.26 light years

Thus, the galaxy is at a distance of

10 parsec = 10 × 3.26 light years

                = 32.6 light years

 

Now, 

1 light year = 9.46×1012 km

Thus, the galaxy is at a distance of

32.6 light years = 32.6 × 9.46×1012 km

                      = 308.4 × 1012 km

Answered by  | 16th Oct, 2015, 01:46: PM

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