# How many light years away is Mars from earth?

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José F.
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Mar 14, 2016

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Light-years is not an adequate measure for distances inside the solar system. Symply a light-year is a humongously large measure of distance.

The distance between Earth and Mars is at the most 400 million km, and could be as small as 55 million km.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars

Even with the larger distance we would obtain:

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Just divide the time in seconds light takes between Earth and Mars, by the number of seconds within one year:

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Mar 14, 2016

Less than 1 light year.

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