Position Vector

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The Position Vector describes an object's 3D location in the simulation. This vector has three components, representing the object's distance in the x, y, and z directions from the reference object indicated by the Relative to property.

Property Details[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

The Position Vector property can be found by expanding the Distance property near the top of the Motion tab of the object's properties panel. For Galaxy objects, the Distance property is located in the Properties section of the Galaxy tab, and the Position Vector refers specifically to the Black Hole's Position Vector. For Galaxy Nebula objects, the Distance property is located in the Motion section of the Nebula tab.

Units[edit | edit source]

Each component of the Position Vector can be viewed and edited using the following units:

  • Milky Way Galaxy radius (milky way) = 5.5×104 light year
  • Parsec (parsec) = 3.08568025×1016 m
  • Light-year (light year) = 9.46073047×1015 m
  • Astronomical Unit (AU) = 1.495978707×1011 m
  • Solar radius (sun) = 6.955×108 m
  • Lunar distance (lunar dist) = 3.844×108 m
  • Light-second (light sec) = 2.99792458×108 m
  • Jupiter radius (jupiter) = 6.9911×107 m
  • Earth radius (earth) = 6.37101×106 m
  • Moon radius (moon) = 1.7371×106 m
  • Kilometer (km) = 1000 m
  • Meter (m) is the SI base unit for length
  • Centimeter (cm) = 0.01 m
  • Millimeter (mm) = 0.001 m