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* Statute Mile * Nautical Mile There are: * 12 inches to the foot * 3 feet to the yard * 5.5 yards to the rod, pole or perch * 4 rods to the chain * 10 chains to the furlong * 8 furlongs to the Statute Mile * 3 Statute Miles to the league * 7.92 inches to the link * 100 links to the chain * 6080 feet to the Admiralty Measured Mile * 6087.15 feet to the Geographical Mile * 1 Geographical Mile to 1 arc-minute at the Equator * 1852 metres to the Nautical Mile. * 1 Nautical Mile to 1 arc-minute on a Great Circle. * 6 feet to the fathom * 100 fathoms to the cable * 10 cables to the Nautical Mile ** (sort of - some versions of the Nautical Mile have it as 6000 feet) * 3 Nautical Miles to 1 Nautical League * 1000 metres to the kilometre See definition Of The Metre ---- Now for the less serious quantities ... * 149597871 kilometres to the Astronomical Unit (average distance from Earth to Sun) * 8.3 light minutes to the Astronomical Unit ** The most distant space probe, Voyager 1, was 12.5 light hours away from Earth in January 2004. * 63239.726219807 Astronomical Units to the light year * 3.26 light years to the parsec ** A Parsec is the distance of an object that will subtend one second of arc due to parallax in the annual transit of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. * 4.22 light years to the nearest star - Proxima Centauri ** The Galaxy is 100000 light years across ** The observable universe has a radius of about 13,700,000,000 light years ---- * http://www.convertit.com/Go/Maps/Measurement/Converter.ASP