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A Progress cargo spacecraft currently docked to ISS fired its engines to boost the station into a slightly higher orbit, about a kilometer farther from the Earth’s surface.
Investors will be closely watching the carriers’ domestic yields, an indicator of profitability measured by the money earned from flying one passenger per kilometer, as the three carriers release first-half earnings this week.
Typhoon Hato roared into the area Wednesday with winds of up to 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hour.
One hundred athletes from Maryland and Pennsylvania will compete in distances of 100 meters, 20 meters, 500 meters and 1 kilometer.
Covering slightly more than 14,000 square kilometers (5,400 square miles), this is Indonesia’s largest national park—and the location of one of the world’s most spectacular aggregations of whale sharks.
Now in its sixth edition, this annual public art pop-up (July 1 through August 27) invests in new ideas throughout the urban landscape during the summer months, spanning 35 installations within a two-kilometer range.
Marcel Kittel of Germany and the Quick-Step Floors team celebrates his victory in stage two of the 2017 Tour de France, a 203.5 kilometer ride from Dusseldorf to Liege.
Intermediate-range missiles are capable of flying 3,000 to 5,500 kilometers (1,860-3,400 miles).
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A kilometer is equal to about 62/100 of a mile, and a mile is equal to about 1.61 kilometers. The U.S. has been slow to adopt metric measures, which are used almost everywhere else in the world. Though our car speedometers are often marked in both miles and kilometers, the U.S. and Great Britain are practically the only developed nations that still show miles rather than kilometers on their road signs. But even in the U.S., footraces are usually measured in meters or kilometers, like the Olympic races. Runners normally abbreviate kilometer to K: "a 5K race" (3.1 miles), "the 10K run" (6.2 miles), and so on.
Origin and Etymology of kilometer
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
KILOMETER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kilometer for English Language Learners
: a unit of length equal to 1,000 meters
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