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It is now known that many units of measurement that have been in existence since the pre-hyperspatial era are associated with the astronomical movements of Earth and Sol in the Sirius sector.
|Astronomical Unit (AU)|
|Galactic Standard Day (GSD)||An arbitrary length of team equal to 2?.??? hours||parsec||The distance at which the radius of the Earth's orbit subtends an angle of 1 second or arc. 3.258 lt. yrs|
|Galactic Standard Year (GSY)||An arbitrary length of time equal to 365.??? GSDs|
|light year (lt. yr.)||Distance traveled by light in 1GSY. Equal to|
|speed of light||3 x 108 ms-1|
|Galactic Rotational Year (GRY)||Time for the Galaxy to complete one revolution. (approx. 250,000,000 years)|