Astronomical Unit


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a unit of length used for distances within the solar system

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The fourth star lies at a distance of 23 astronomical units from the planet.
During its visit, the asteroid will be about 0.04482 astronomical units or about 4.1 million miles from the planet's center.
All the objects beyond 150 astronomical units come closest to the sun, a point known as perihelion, at nearly the same time that they cross the plane of the solar system.
The Spitzer study focuses on binary stars that are a bit more snug, with separation distances between zero and 500 astronomical units. Until now, not much was known about whether the close proximity of stars like these might affect the growth of planets.
Currently, the space object is at a distance from the sun of 97 astronomical units (AU), or the average distance from Earth to the sun.
Sedna is currently 86 astronomical units from the sun - one unit being the distance between the sun and the Earth.
During its approach, the asteroid will be about 0.03311 astronomical units or roughly 3 million miles from the planet's center.
Jupiter will reach the farthest point from Earth during the phenomenon, where the distance between them will be 6.35 astronomical units (AU).
During its approach, the massive asteroid will be about 0.04996 astronomical units or around 4.6 million miles from the planet's center.
During the event, Uranus will be at a distance of 18.88 Astronomical Units (AU) from Sun's centre," he said.
I was startled to read that Gliese 710 will pass within 16,000 astronomical units of the Sun (S&T: Dec.
According to a NASA news release, "no object the size of Saturn or larger exists out to a distance of 10,000 astronomical units (AU), and no object larger than Jupiter exists out to 26,000 AU.
The story noted that it will take 30,000 years for the two Voyager probes to pass through the Oort cloud, a huge sphere of ice chunks that extends as far as 100,000 astronomical units from the sun.
2018 DE1 will fly at a distance of 0.03254 astronomical units or about 3 million miles from the Earth's center.
The elaborate calculations rendered astonishing news: to the researchers' surprise the comet's brightness increased distinctly at a distance of 4.3 astronomical units from the Sun.
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