OT: Star Wars and parsecs

Bjoern Schliessmann usenet-mail-0306.20.chr0n0ss at spamgourmet.com
Sat Feb 9 23:41:45 CET 2008


Lou Pecora wrote:
[parsecs]
> Which is the Earth's orbit.  So, long, long ago in a galaxy far,
> far away did they know about the Earth and decide to use it as the
> basis for length in the universe?  Even before people on earth
> defined it? 

No, even simpler: In the Star Wars galaxy, parsec is a time unit. We
on earth just accidentally defined a unit with exactly the same
name -- which is a distance unit instead. :)

Regards,


Björn

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