A Conversation for Astronomical Units

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Post 21

Gert

I bet you have trouble plotting anything on the order of an AU, too smiley - smiley !


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Post 22

DEATH

Yeah, I'm only 13. AU is gold, innit? I get that from beating monsters.


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Post 23

DEATH

Sorry, Alundra is 145, DF- the real me- is 13. smiley - smiley


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Post 24

The Cow

Alundra, read the attached article.


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Post 25

The Cow

Alundra, read the attached article.


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Post 26

DEATH

Okay.


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Post 27

DEATH

Okay.


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Post 28

SetupWeasel

We astronomers do not use SI units, we use cgs (centimeters, grams, seconds) units, because it really doesn't matter. The benefit of cgs units is that the electrostatic constant is 1.


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Post 29

SetupWeasel

actually if you are rounding off that way it is 150 million km


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Post 30

SetupWeasel

Au is gold. AU is astronomical unit.


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Post 31

The Cow

NOT IF U R B1FF (an archaic character from the beginning of time (ie: pre web) who hadn't found CAPS LOCK to turn it off so HES CONSTANTLY SHOUTING!!!!!!!!!!!!)


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Post 32

SetupWeasel

NO WAY!!!!!!

I STAND CORRECTED!!!!

^_^


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Post 33

Nosebagbadger {Ace}

to answer an early question in this rather old thread over what is the purpose of AUs, since the nearest solar system is so far away - I think AUs exist for the purpose of in-solar-system things, such as here to Jupiter


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