Measuring Distances in Space

How do astronomers measure distance? It wouldn't be convenient to use miles or kilometers when referring to distances in space. That's why astronomers have their own units of measurement: lunar distances, astronomical units, light-years, and so on. So, how many miles is a light-year? And how far are the stars that we can see from the Earth? Find the answers in our inforgraphic, where we explain what units are used to measure space distances and how they differ. And learn even more interesting facts on our Instagram page via the #infographics_StarWalk hashtag. Even though the space distances are enormous, we try to make stars closer with our infotaining content. Follow us on Instagram for more stargazing info!