Distance from Sun and the Milky Way's Center
Name: dutch minott
Date: 1993 - 1999
What is the distance between the center of the milky way and our sun?
The Milky Way has a radius of about 15 kpc, and the Sun is about 10 kpc
from the center. A "kpc" is a kilo-parsec. One parsec is 3.26 light years
or 3.086 x 10^18 cm. I leave the awesome mathematical challenge of
converting to miles (or kilometers) as an exercise for the reader.
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