Within a Solar Systems realm; distance Calculator

This script creates an approximated conversion relationship in large distances within the realm of a solar system.

Enter a value in any field;          [VERY large numbers are anticipated]

The measurements are all uni-directional.

NASA's definition of an Astronomical Unit (AU)

Is approximately the mean distance between the Earth and the Sun.

It is a derived constant and used to indicate distances within the solar system.

 Its formal definition is the radius of an unperturbed circular orbit a massless body would revolve about the sun in 2*(pi)/k days (i.e., 365.2568983.... days)

Where k is defined as the Gaussian constant exactly equal to 0.01720209895.

Since an AU is based on radius of a circular orbit

 One AU is actually slightly less than the average distance between the Earth and the Sun (approximately 150 million km or 93 million miles).

Their definition of a light minute is the distance light travels in a vacuum in one minute, approximately 18 million kilometers; for a light hour,

The distance light travels in a vacuum in one hour, approximately one billion kilometers.

A light year is the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 year; 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers.

All are linear units used for astronomical distances.

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