Posted by **Maria** on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8:48pm.

A light year is the distance that a light travels through a vacuum (space without matter) in one year. A light year is about 9.46 x 10^12km. The distance to the spiral galaxy NGC 4603 is about 1.08 x 10^8 light years. What is the distance in km?

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