# why is the distance between stars expressed in light years? what do you understand by the statement that a star is eight years away from the earth

because the stars are million of kilometers away so they are expressed in lightyears the speed of light is 300000 km/hr the star which is 8 lightyears away = 300000 x 8 = 2400000

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distance in space is measured in light years as there can be very long distances and showing those distances in kilometers can be very confusing. so, light year is a unit to measure distances in space.

by saying that a star is 8 light years away from earth, the meaning is that a star is at the distance covered by light in 8 years from the earth

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a thumps up to u

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DISTANCE IS TOO LARGE TO EXPRESS IN KM. DISTANCE TRAVELLED BY LIGHT IN 1 YEAR IS CALLED A LIGHT YEAR. THIS MEANS THAT IT TAKES 8 YEARS FOR LIGHT TO TRAVEL FROM THAT STAR TO THE EARTH.

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The distance of the stars from the Earth and the distance between the stars are very large. It is inconvenient to express these distances in kilometer (km). Thus, these large distances are expressed in light years. One light year is the distance travelled by light in one year. One light year is equal to 9.46 × 1012 km.

A star is located eight light years away from the Earth. This means that the distance between the star and the Earth is equivalent to the distance travelled by light in eight years, i.e., a star is located 8 × (9.46 × 1012) = 7.6 × 1013 km away from the Earth.

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The distance of the stars from the Earth and the distance betweenthe stars are very large. It is inconvenient to express these distances in kilometer (km). Thus, these large distances are expressed in light years. One light year is the distance travelled by light in one year. One light year is equal to 9.46 × 10 12 km.

A star is located eight light years away from the Earth. This means that the distance between the star and the Earth is equivalent to the distance travelled by light in eight years, i.e., a star is located 8 × (9.46 × 1012) = 7.6 × 1013km away from the Earth.

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becoz distance is very large

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a light year is the distance that light travels in one year.stars are expressed in light years because dealing with such a large numbers is difficult.
distance of earth from sun / speed of light..
15,00,00,000km / 3.00,000 km /s =500s=8.3 min.

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Because dealing with such a large number is difficult
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