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  • n. A unit of distance equal to one thousand parsecs

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  • Distance is still not very well known, but it is around one kiloparsec 3,200 light years, with the lowest limits about 0.75 to 0.8 kiloparsecs.

    Chinese Dragon in Space! | Universe Today

  • The result of this galactic mashup: the birth of hundreds of thousands of stars in a kiloparsec-spanning ring near the core.

    Ring of Stars in Centaurus A Uncovered | Universe Today

  • The artist's concept also includes a new spiral arm, called the "Far-3 kiloparsec arm," discovered via a radio-telescope survey of gas in the Milky Way.

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  • The major arms consist of the highest densities of both young and old stars; the minor arms are primarily filled with gas and pockets of star-forming activity. he artist's concept also includes a new spiral arm, called the "Far-3 kiloparsec arm," discovered via a radio-telescope survey of gas in the Milky Way.

    Scientific Blogging

  • By observing with the Very Large Array radio telescope and the Plateau de Bure Interferometer in France at sub-kiloparsec resolution, the researchers have been "weighing" the earliest galaxies, ones that formed within a billion years of the Big Bang.

    Universe Today

  • A kiloparsec-scale hyper-starburst in a quasar host less than 1 gigayear after the Big Bang,

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  • "The source of these exotic electrons must be relatively close to the solar system-no more than a kiloparsec away," said co-author Jim Adams of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

    Jakarta IMC Newswire

  • By the time an electron has traveled a whole kiloparsec, it isn't so 'high energy' any more.

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

  • "The source of these exotic electrons must be relatively close to the solar system-no more than a kiloparsec away," says co-author Jim Adams of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

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