How many parsecs are in a megaparsec?

1 Answer
Mar 6, 2018

1 million or #1*10^6#


Mega is used as a prefix to say that there is a million of that thing. In this case a megaparsec means a million parsecs. Since this tells you what a megaparsec is,this can be used to find the number of parsecs.

#1"Mpc"=1*10^6"pc"="1 million pc"#

So, 1 million parsecs are in a megaparsec.