"The way it's done is to pick a star and stare at it. Hold up your thumb and index finger in a "pincher" shape about 6 inches from your eye. Open and close pincher until all you can see it the light in the sky. Now, measure the exact distance of your pincher opening with a Stanley tape measure and multiply by any arbitrary big number. Now, divide in half and call it light years. You'll be about as close as the scientists best guess."
"missionary", atheistforums.com 53 Comments
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