Distance from center of Milky Way to Sun
Name: Dutch Minott
What is the distance between the center of the Milky Way and our Sun?
The Milky Way has a radius of about 15 kpc, and the Sun is about 10 kpc from
the center. A "kpc" is a kilo-parsec. One parsec is 3.26 light years or
3.086 x 10^18 cm. I leave the awesome mathematical challenge of converting
to miles (or kilometers) as an exercise for the reader.
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Update: June 2012