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Basilicus Weights and Measures (BWM), or the Basilican System of Units (BSU), is an original system of weights and measures not rooted in Earth-native concepts for use in Science Fiction or other settings having no relationship with Earth or human civilization. Although many settings, worlds, and civilization will likely have their own specific system for measurements this one can be used when no system is in place.

Basilicus Weights and Measures have been superceded by the Derived System of Units (DSU). All articles in Basilicus projects should use DSU to keep terms standardized.

## Standard Distance Units Edit

Standard Distance Units are neutral units used to measure astronomical distances. An SDU is one googol times the longest wavelength that will cause a single photon to become a black hole.

The exact conversion is 1 SDU := 1.6162 × 1065 m.

### Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 SDU = 1.6162E+65 meters
• 1 SDU = 1.6162E+62 kilometers
• 1 SDU = 1.0043E+62 miles
• 1 SDU = 1.7675E+65 yards
• 1 SDU = 1.7083E+49 light years

### Reverse Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 Meter = 6.1874E-66 SDU
• 1 Kilometer = 6.1874E-63 SDU
• 1 Mile = 9.9576E-63 SDU
• 1 Yard = 5.6577E-66 SDU
• 1 Light Year = 5.8537E-50 SDU

## Minor Distance Units Edit

Minor Distance Units are neutral units used to measure average terrestrial distances. An MDU is ten decillion (1034) times the longest wavelength that will cause a single photon to become a black hole.

The exact conversion is 1 MDU := 1.616 × 10−1 m.

### Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 MDU = 0.16162 meters
• 1 MDU = 0.00016162 kilometers
• 1 MDU = 0.00010043 miles
• 1 MDU = 0.17675 yards
• 1 MDU = 1.7083E-17 light years

### Reverse Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 Meter = 6.1874 MDU
• 1 Kilometer = 6187.4 MDU
• 1 Mile = 9957.6 MDU
• 1 Yard = 5.6577 MDU
• 1 Light Year = 5.8537E+16 MDU

## Standard Time Units Edit

Standard Time Units are neutral units used to measure time. An STU is one quattuordecillion (the power of 45) of the time it takes for a photon to cross a SDU^-100 when going the speed of light.

The exact conversion is 1 STU := 5.3910629 × 101 s.

### Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 STU = 53.911 seconds
• 1 STU = 0.89851 minutes
• 1 STU = 0.014975 hours

### Reverse Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 Second = 0.018549 STU
• 1 Minute = 1.113 STU
• 1 Hour = 66.777 STU

## Standard Mass Units Edit

Standard Mass Units are neutral units used to measure mass. An SMU is one hundred million (108) times the mass of a photon when its wavelength will cause it to become a black hole.

The exact conversion is 1 SMU := 2.176 × 100 kg.

### Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 SMU = 2.176 kilograms
• 1 SMU = 2176 grams
• 1 SMU = 4.7973 pounds (on Earth)

### Reverse Earth Conversion Edit

• 1 Kilogram = 0.45956 SMU
• 1 Gram = 0.00045956 SMU
• 1 Pound (on Earth) = 0.20845 SMU

## Standard Temperature Units Edit

Standard Temperature Units are neutral units used to measure temperature. An STE is a decillionth (10-39) of the temperature of a molecule with 1 SMU of heat energy.

The exact conversion is 1 STE := 1.417 × 101 K.

### Earth Conversion Edit

• 0 STE = 0 Kelvin
• 1 STE = 14.17 Kelvin
• 0 STE = -273.15 Celsius
• 1 STE = -258.98 Celsius
• 0 STE = -459.67 Fahrenheit
• 1 STE = -434.16 Fahrenheit

### Reverse Earth Conversion Edit

• 0 Kelvin = 0 STE
• 1 Kelvin = 0.070572 STE
• 0 Celsius = 19.277 STE
• 1 Celsius = 19.347 STE
• 0 Fahrenheit = 18.022 STE
• 1 Fahrenheit = 18.061 STE

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