8.29.2009

What's a parsec?
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It's not just Fiction...


1 Parsec = 3.08568025 × 1016 meters


MCCOY: You're out of your Vulcan mind, Spock!

KIRK: How close will we come to the nearest Klingon outpost on our present course?
CHEKOV: One parsec, sir. Close enough to smell them!
SPOCK: That is illogical, ensign. Odors cannot travel through the vacuum of space.
CHEKOV: I was making a little joke, sir.
SPOCK: Very little.

KIRK: One of the advantages of being a captain, Doctor, is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.

KIRK: Now you're starting to sound like Spock.
MCCOY: If you're gonna get nasty, I'm gonna leave.


The parsec is a unit of length, equal to just under 31 trillion kilometres, or about 3.26 lt-years. The parsec is defined as the length of the adjacent side of an imaginary rt. triangle..now you know



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