Published in Comptes Rendus Physique, Special issue: The
new International System of Units / Le nouveau Systéme
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Abstract: Overview of the determination of astronomical distances from a metrological standpoint. Distances are considered from the Solar System (planetary distances) to extragalactic distances, with a special emphasis on the fundamental step of the trigonometric stellar distances and the giant leap recently experienced in this field thanks to the ESA space astrometry missions Hipparcos and Gaia.
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