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How far is a milliton?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2002 7:51 pm
by albedo039
how far is a milliton, anyone know?(Edited by albedo039 at 9:53 pm on May 7, 2002)

How far is a milliton?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2002 8:38 pm
by AndyThomas
The Look In article mentions it, but just as "a measure of distance". Mike's derivation is reasonable - 100 * 1000 - but 100,000 what I'm not sure! I'd have to listen to a clip in context. Probably 100,000 kilometres - when you're talking about measurements in space you have to think big! What's bugging me is that I've got this memory of a character explaining a military term for a distance but I can't attribute it to a particular show! Might have been Space Above and Beyond I was thinking of - they used MSKs as a measurement I think...

How far is a milliton?

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:31 pm
by felice
I'd guess a thousandth of a lightyear, or something vaguely comparable to a lightyear. I seem to recall values of thousands of millitons being used for interstellar distances. What are the smallest milliton distances used in the series?