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Also abbreviated AU. A unit of distance measurement equal to the semimajor axis of the Earth's elliptical orbit, equivalent to the average of the maximum and minimum distances between Earth and the Sun.[1]

1 astronomical unit (150,000,000 km; 93,000,000 mi).

References

  1. ^ Rees, Martin (ed.) (2008). Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780756636708. 

Further reading

  • Williams, D.; Davies, R. D. (1968), "A radio method for determining the astronomical unit", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 140 (4): 537, doi:10.1093/mnras/140.4.537 

External links

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