Distance from center of Milky Way to Sun

por | 29 Octubre, 2007
Author:      dutch minott
What is the distance between the center of the Milky Way and our Sun?

Response #:  1 of 1
Author:      hawley
The Milky Way has a radius of about 15 kpc, and the Sun is about 10 kpc from
the center.  A "kpc" is a kilo-parsec.  One parsec is 3.26 light years or
3.086 x 10^18 cm.  I leave the awesome mathematical challenge of converting
to miles (or kilometers) as an exercise for the reader.