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An [[Astronomical unit]] ([[AU]]) is a unit of measurement of distance, frequently used to measure inter-planetary distances.
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An [[Astronomical Unit]] ([[AU]]) is a unit of measurement of distance, frequently used to measure inter-planetary distances.
 
* It is an astrographic [[metric]].
 
* It is an astrographic [[metric]].
 
   
 
   

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An Astronomical Unit (AU) is a unit of measurement of distance, frequently used to measure inter-planetary distances.

  • It is an astrographic metric.

Description (Specifications)

One Astronomical unit (AU) is about 150 million kilometers (or, more precisely, 149¨597 870 691 ± 30 metres), or about 93 million miles.

History & Background (Dossier)

The Astronomical unit is derived from the average distance between the Terra and its Sun. Because the definition of a Parsec relies upon the Astronomical unit, the AU has become a standard unit of measurement within the Imperium.

References & Contributors (Sources)

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