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### Why don't astronomers use meters to measure astronomical distances?

In addition to the answer provided by @HDE226868, there are historical reasons. Before the advent of using radar ranging to find distances in the solar system, we had to use other clever methods for ...
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### Is the Earth-Sun distance 1.012 AU?

As of this moment (2016 May 18, 13:15 UTC), the Earth is 1.0116 astronomical units from the Sun. WA is smart enough to know that "Sun Earth distance in AU" is a time-dependent question. Update: The ...
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