Distances to the stars
Distances are given in parsecs to stars or mega parsecs to galaxies which is the same as 1000 parsecs and the angle that they are away from us is measured in arc seconds and this is equal to to 1/ 3600 of an arc
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stars that are far away from us have a very small parallax angle which makes it very hard to get an accurate measurement of he…