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## Summary:

- One light year explained.

## Main Question or Discussion Point

5.879e+12. So that is what comes up if you convert one light year to miles. My question is, what does the 'e' mean? I see it quite a bit.

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## Summary:

- One light year explained.

5.879e+12. So that is what comes up if you convert one light year to miles. My question is, what does the 'e' mean? I see it quite a bit.

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Thanks. So 10 times 12 times^{12}miles.

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If you mean 5.879×10×10×10×...×10 with twelve ×10s, yes.Thanks. So 10 times 12 times