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  • Andromeda (constellation) [r]: Constellation in the northern sky, which is surrounded by Auriga, Perseus, Aries, Cetus, Eridanus, Orion and Gemini. [e]
  • Andromeda Galaxy [r]: Nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, also known as Messier 31 [e]
  • Arab [r]: People who identify with or recognise heritage from areas of the Middle East and North Africa on linguistic, cultural, ethnic or religious grounds. [e]
  • Astronomy [r]: The study of objects and processes in the observable universe, e.g. stars, planets, comets or asteroids. [e]
  • Beryllium [r]: A chemical element, having the chemical symbol Be, and atomic number (the number of protons) 4. [e]
  • Crux [r]: A constellation in the southern sky with 54 stars, symbolized as the Southern Cross. [e]
  • Dark matter [r]: Theoretical matter that neither emits nor absorbs light and appears to interact with other matter only gravitationally. [e]
  • Democritus [r]: (c. 494 - c. 404 BC) Greek natural philosopher who promulgated the atomic theory, which asserted that the universe is composed of two elements: the atoms and the void in which they exist and move. [e]
  • Earth [r]: The third planet from the Sun in our solar system; the only place in the universe known by humanity to harbor life. [e]
  • Ecliptic [r]: Great circle that apparent orbit of Sun makes on celestial sphere. [e]
  • Galaxy [r]: Gravitationally bound system of stars typically contain ten million to one trillion stars. [e]
  • Geoffrey Chaucer [r]: (1345-1400) English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales. [e]
  • Globular cluster [r]: Spherical, globular collection of stars that orbits a galactic core as a satellite, and is generally smaller in size than a galaxy. [e]
  • Gravitation [r]: The tendency of objects with mass to accelerate toward each other. [e]
  • Hercules (constellation) [r]: Northern constellation located between Lyra and Corona Borealis, named after the Roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles. [e]
  • Hydra (constellation) [r]: Stellar onstellation in the equatorial region of the southern sky near Cancer, Libra, and Centaurus, from Greek (water snake). [e]
  • Immanuel Kant [r]: (1724–1804) German idealist and Enlightenment philosopher who tried to transcend empiricism and rationalism in the Critique of Pure Reason. [e]
  • Japanese language [r]: (日本語 Nihongo), Japonic language spoken mostly in Japan; Japonic family's linguistic relationship to other tongues yet to be established, though Japanese may be related to Korean; written in a combination of Chinese-derived characters (漢字 kanji) and native hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ) scripts; about 125,000,000 native speakers worldwide. [e]
  • Korea [r]: Historical country and peninsula of northeastern Asia, comprising the states of North Korea and South Korea. [e]
  • Light year [r]: Distance that light travels in vacuum in one year; 9,460,730,472,580.800 km = 9.4607304 * 1012 km. [e]
  • Light [r]: The part of the electromagnetic spectrum visible to a species' biological eye. [e]
  • Magnitude (astronomy) [r]: Logarithmic measure of the brightness of an object, measured in a specific wavelength or passband, usually in optical or near-infrared wavelengths. [e]
  • Mass [r]: The total amount of a substance, or alternatively, the total energy of a substance. [e]
  • Messier object [r]: Systematic list of nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters, first compiled and published in 1771 by Charles Messier, it originally contained 45 objects, later superseded by the New General Catalogue (NGC). [e]
  • Red dwarf (star) [r]: Small and relatively cool star, of low luminosity, being in the main sequence either late K or M spectral type. [e]
  • Solar system [r]: The sun and the planets orbiting it. [e]
  • Star [r]: A massive, luminous ball of plasma that is held together by gravity. [e]
  • Sun [r]: The star that defines our solar system. [e]
  • Turkic languages [r]: Language family of Asia and Europe. [e]
  • Uralic languages [r]: Add brief definition or description