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  • Andromeda Galaxy [r]: Nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, also known as Messier 31 [e]
  • Anthropology [r]: The holistic study of humankind; from the Greek words anthropos ("human") and logia ("study"). [e]
  • Archaeology [r]: The scientific study of past human cultures by means of the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data. [e]
  • Astrobiology [r]: The study of life in the universe. [e]
  • Astrology [r]: Any belief that correlates the patterns and positions of celestial bodies to human personalities, human affairs, or terrestrial events. [e]
  • Astronomical Unit [r]: Mean distance from the Earth to the Sun used to provide relative distances within the solar system; value is approx. 150 million kms. [e]
  • Astronomy [r]: The study of objects and processes in the observable universe, e.g. stars, planets, comets or asteroids. [e]
  • Astrophysics [r]: Hybrid of Physics and Astronomy that attempts to explain the physical workings of the celestial objects and phenomena. [e]
  • Atmosphere [r]: The layers of gas surrounding stars and planets. [e]
  • Aurora Borealis [r]: Visible light stimulated by the interaction of the solar wind and the upper atmosphere, around the North Magnetic Pole. [e]
  • Big Bang [r]: A cosmological theory holding that the universe originated approximately 20 billion years ago from the violent explosion of a very small agglomeration of matter of extremely high density and temperature. [e]
  • Black hole [r]: Area of space-time with a gravitational field so intense that its escape velocity is equal to or exceeds the speed of light. [e]
  • COBE (astronomy) [r]: Satellite dedicated to cosmology, launched in 1989 to investigate the cosmic microwave background radiation of the universe and provide measurements that would help shape our understanding of the cosmos. [e]
  • Calcium [r]: The chemical element with the symbol Ca and atomic number 20. [e]
  • Ceres (dwarf planet) [r]: The most massive body in the asteroid belt. Originally classified as a planet, it later became the number one asteroid; now a dwarf planet. [e]
  • Computer simulation [r]: A computer program that attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system. [e]
  • Coordinated Universal Time [r]: The basis for standard time in time zones around the world; a compromise between time as measured by an atomic clock and as measured by astronomical observations. [e]
  • Cosmic inflation [r]: Theorized exponential expansion of the universe at the end of the grand unification epoch, 10−36 seconds after the Big Bang, driven by a negative-pressure vacuum energy density. [e]
  • Cosmology [r]: A branch of astronomy and of metaphysics committed to the study of the universe as a whole, of the contents, structure, and evolution of the universe from the beginning of time to the future. [e]
  • Craig Charles [r]: English actor, stand up comedian, author, poet, and radio and television presenter, best known for playing Dave Lister in Red Dwarf. [e]
  • Dark matter [r]: Theoretical matter that neither emits nor absorbs light and appears to interact with other matter only gravitationally. [e]
  • Day [r]: Defined as 86,400 seconds, using the SI definition of second. [e]
  • Drought [r]: Lack or insufficiency of rain for an extended period that severely disturbs the hydrologic cycle in an area. [e]
  • Dwarf planet [r]: A celestial object orbiting a sun that is massive enough to obtain a round shape but too small to clear its orbital path of other celestial bodies. [e]
  • Earth's atmosphere [r]: An envelope of gas that surrounds the Earth and extends from the Earth's surface out thousands of kilometres, becoming increasingly thinner (less dense) with distance but always held in place by Earth's gravitational pull. [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]
  • Electromagnetic radiation [r]: a collection of electromagnetic waves, usually of different wavelengths. [e]
  • Electromagnetic spectrum [r]: The range of electromagnetic waves covering all frequencies and wavelengths. [e]
  • Framework interpretation (Genesis) [r]: A variant of the creationist view of the origin of the universe and life on Earth. [e]
  • GALEX [r]: An orbiting ultraviolet space telescope that was launched on April 28, 2003. [e]
  • Galaxy rotation curve [r]: Graph of a galaxies curve, represented by a plot of the orbital velocity of the stars or gas in the galaxy on the y-axis against the distance from the center of the galaxy on the x-axis. [e]
  • Galaxy [r]: Gravitationally bound system of stars typically contain ten million to one trillion stars. [e]
  • Geophysics [r]: The study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods, namely seismic, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, thermal and radioactivity methods. [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]
  • History of astronomy [r]: Chronology of the development and history of astronomy. [e]
  • Human [r]: Bipedal mammalian species native to most continents and sharing a common ape ancestor with chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans; notable for evolving language and adapting its habitat to its own needs. [e]
  • International Astronomical Union [r]: Internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies (stars, planets, asteroids, etc), headquartered in Paris, France. [e]
  • International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics [r]: Annual astronomy contest for high school students from across the world. [e]
  • International Ultraviolet Explorer [r]: An astronomical satellite designed primarily to observe ultraviolet spectra. [e]
  • Johannes Kepler [r]: (1571-1630) German astronomer best known for his three laws of planetary motion. [e]
  • Jupiter (planet) [r]: The fifth planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman god of the same name; largest planet in our solar system. [e]
  • Magnetic field [r]: Vector field H caused by permanent magnets, conduction currents, and displacement currents. [e]
  • Mars (planet) [r]: The fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman god of war; also known as the "Red Planet". [e]
  • Mass [r]: The total amount of a substance, or alternatively, the total energy of a substance. [e]
  • Matter [r]: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Matter (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Mercury (planet) [r]: The first planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman messenger of gods. [e]
  • Metaphysics [r]: Branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the nature of the world. [e]
  • Microbiology [r]: The study of microorganisms (overlapping with areas of virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology). [e]
  • Microorganism [r]: A 'germ', an organism that is too small to be seen individually with the naked eye. [e]
  • Mile [r]: A non-SI unit of length, equal to 1.609 kilometres, and equivalent to 5,280 feet. [e]
  • Miracle [r]: The beneficent intervention by a supernatural being—usually a god—in the normal workings of the universe. [e]
  • NGC 5272 [r]: A globular cluster in the constellation Canes Venatici, made up of around 500,000 stars, which is located at a distance of about 33,900 light-years away from Earth. [e]
  • NGC 5904 [r]: A globular cluster in the constellation Serpens. [e]
  • NGC 6121 [r]: A globular cluster in the constellation of Scorpius, which was the first globular cluster in which individual stars were resolved. [e]
  • NGC 7089 [r]: A bright globular cluster, also known as Messier 2. [e]
  • Near-Earth object [r]: Solar System object, such as a small comet or asteroid, whose orbit brings it into close proximity with the Earth, or whose orbit crosses that of Earth. [e]
  • Neptune (planet) [r]: The eighth planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman god of the sea. [e]
  • Nicolaus Copernicus [r]: (1473–1543) Astronomer, founder of the heliocentric system. [e]
  • Old earth creationism [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Omnipotence paradox [r]: Family of related paradoxes addressing the question of what is possible for an omnipotent being to do. [e]
  • Origin of life [r]: How did self-replicating biochemistry and cells arise from the prebiotic world approximately four billion years ago? Aka abiogenesis. [e]
  • Outer space [r]: The relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. [e]
  • Panentheism [r]: The theological position that God is immanent within the Universe, but also transcends it. [e]
  • Pantheism [r]: A religious and philosophical doctrine that everything is of an all-encompassing immanent abstract God; or that the universe, or nature, and God are equivalent. [e]
  • Parallax [r]: the apparent change in the position of an object resulting from a change in position of the observer. [e]
  • Planet [r]: A cosmic body orbiting a star. [e]
  • Pluto (dwarf planet) [r]: A dwarf planet beyond Neptune that, for many years, was officially considered a planet; named after the Roman god of the underworld. [e]
  • Proton [r]: A subatomic particle with an electric charge of +1 elementary charge. [e]
  • Qigong [r]: The art of realizing, cultivating, circulating, balancing and enhancing one's internal energy and life force according to traditional Chinese medical theories. [e]
  • Red Dwarf (science fiction series) [r]: A British science-fiction situation comedy that originally aired on the BBC from 1988. [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]
  • Renaissance [r]: Cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. [e]
  • Satellite [r]: An object that travels in orbit around a more massive body. [e]
  • Saturn (planet) [r]: The sixth planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman god of agriculture and harvest. [e]
  • Science [r]: The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation [e]
  • Solar system [r]: The sun and the planets orbiting it. [e]
  • Spectroscopy [r]: The study of a system or object by means of selected frequency bands in the electromagnetic spectrum. [e]
  • Sputnik [r]: Series of robotic spacecraft missions launched by the Soviet Union, the first of these, Sputnik 1, launched the first human-made object to orbit the Earth, which took place on 4 October 1957. [e]
  • Sri Aurobindo [r]: (1872–1950) Influential Indian philosopher, yogin and nationalist, developer of Integral consciousness theory and the Integral movement. [e]
  • Star [r]: A massive, luminous ball of plasma that is held together by gravity. [e]
  • Strato of Lampsacus [r]: Greek philosopher, the third head of the Lyceum, following Aristotle's successor Theophrastus in about 286 BCE. [e]
  • Sun [r]: The star that defines our solar system. [e]
  • Telescope [r]: Instrument designed for the observation of remote objects by the collection of electromagnetic radiation. [e]
  • Terrestrial planet [r]: Planet that is primarily composed of silicate rocks, within the solar system the terrestrial planets are any of the four planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars, that are nearest the sun. [e]
  • Thermosphere [r]: Layer of the earth's atmosphere, directly above the mesosphere and directly below the exosphere, where ultraviolet radiation causes ionization and auroras also occur. [e]
  • Tycho Brahe [r]: Danish astronomer of the 16th century. [e]
  • Uranium [r]: A silvery-white metallic chemical element in the actinide series of the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. [e]
  • Uranus (planet) [r]: The seventh planet from the Sun in our solar system; name after the Greek god of the sky. [e]
  • Ursa Major [r]: Constellation in the northern sky, also known as the 'Great Bear', the 'Big Dipper' and the 'Plough'. [e]
  • Variable star [r]: A star whose apparent brightness exhibits periodic variations [e]
  • Venus (planet) [r]: The second planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman goddess of love. [e]
  • Visible light [r]: Electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength that is detectable by the human eye. [e]
  • Year [r]: A unit of time measurement that corresponds to one revolution of the earth around the sun, approximately 365¼ days. [e]