An AU (astronomical unit)

An AU (astronomical unit) (149.6 million km)



Neat Ratios ...

An AU (astronomical unit) (149.6 million km)

  • is 1/5000 of Distance to the Oort Cloud (748 billion km)...more
  • is 1/40 of Distance to Pluto (dwarf planet) (5.92 billion km)...more
  • is about as big as Distance from the Earth to the Sun (149.6 million km)...more
  • is 4000 x Circumference of Venus (37,700 km)...more
  • is 10000 x Range of an Airbus A380 (15,200 km)...more

If this was a standard unit ...

Is That A Big Number? - The Book

Yes, there's now a book based on these numbers. Oxford University Press: July 2018.

Click here to learn more about it.

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