Space

The Cosmic Ladder That Lets Us Map the Universe

Considering how massive our universe is, we know the distances to cosmic objects surprisingly well. What tools and clues do scientists use to measure distances that are so enormous they sound like made-up numbers?

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Sources:
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Measuring the size of the Solar System – Parallax


https://lco.global/spacebook/distance/parallax-and-distance-measurement/
https://lco.global/spacebook/light/redshift/
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Image Sources:
https://images-assets.nasa.gov/image/iss034e054858/iss034e054858~large.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Andromeda_Galaxy_(with_h-alpha).jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1768.html
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M101_hires_STScI-PRC2006-10a.jpg

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