Now, hang on just one parsec... Or maybe not. Though a parsec may sound like a derivative of "second," it actually isn't. And that's why the famed line about the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars — "It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs" — doesn't make sense. The true meaning of the word is way cooler anyway.
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Defining a Parsec
A lightyear is a long distance; a parsec is more than triple that.
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Written by Joanie Faletto September 21, 2016
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