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Old February 1 2013, 03:22 AM   #10
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Re: Worst science goofs

T'Ressa Dax wrote: View Post
Are those seconds or parsecs? I've wondered if somehow someone noticed the 'sec' part and decided par must be a portion of a second!
The sec in parsec does mean second, just a second of arc, not of time. Parsec means having a parallax of one second of arc [].
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