posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 08:54 PM
Originally posted by MickeyDee
Originally posted by fritz
Mickey Dee, Hi.
I am more than slightly puzzled :shk:
A nautical light year is 1.15 times longer than a statue light year
Why? What's the difference?
No idea mate...these facts are coming from different sources and there is no way for me to prove them true or false.
There is no such thing as a nautical light year. A light year is the the distance light travels is one (Earth) year. A nautical mile is longer than a
mile and therefore there are more miles in a LY than nautical miles and even more Roman miles than either; but the distance of the LY is the same.
1LY = 5108276676500 nautical mile
1LY = 5878499814140 mile (US)
1LY = 6393095575410 mile (Roman)
Scientists actually don't use light years when discussing astrological distances very often as the unit is to short, they often use parsecs. (yes,
it's a distance measurement, not a speed measurement, so I have no idea what Han means when he said he could make the Kessel run in 3 parsecs lol).
Standard units used to measure astronomical distances in relation to a LY are:
1LY = 3.06589710062x10^-7 megaparsec
1LY = 0.000306589710062 kiloparsec
1LY = 0.306589710062 parsec
1LY = 1 light year
1LY = 63238.8262358 astronomical unit
I hope this helps clarify things a bit.