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What is the largest known distance measurement's name and how far is it? Don't waste your time saying "light year", this distance is used in scientific circles.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 04, 2001


Could it be a league, which equals 3 miles? Polly

-- (jserg45@hotmail.com), December 04, 2001.

Infinity? Or Google?

-- Cat (catcrazy@somewhere.com), December 04, 2001.


-- Cindy (SE. IN) (atilrthehony@hotmail.com), December 04, 2001.

I remember Carl Sagan in the Cosmos series using the word googleplex. Is that it?

-- Cheryl in KS (cherylmccoy@rocketmail.com), December 04, 2001.

While this measurement is not infinity, it would take a hugmongus telescope just to see light at the other end of it.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 04, 2001.

This measurement is named after a famous person who would be connected to its use.~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 04, 2001.

OK., people its crash time here, I will post tomorrow early in the a.m.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 04, 2001.

Wild guess, Mitch, is it a parsec??? All I know is that a parsec is a unit of space measurement.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (annie@1st.net), December 04, 2001.

Got you all again! Two days in a row! Use your search engines and look up "Hubble lengths"; its ten billion light years.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), December 05, 2001.

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