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  • Ancient Greece [r]: The loose collection of Greek-speaking city-states centered on the Aegean Sea which flourished from the end of the Mycenaean age to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC. [e]
  • Argon [r]: A chemical element with atomic number 18. It is an inert gas in group 18 of the modern periodic table. [e]
  • Arne [r]: Disambiguation page on the name or term Arne [e]
  • Astrobiology [r]: The study of life in the universe. [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]
  • 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]
  • Babylon 5 [r]: A science fiction television series and franchise which was created by J Michael Straczynski. [e]
  • Basalt [r]: A common extrusive volcanic rock. [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]
  • 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]
  • 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 [r]: The third planet from the Sun in our solar system; the only place in the universe known by humanity to harbor life. [e]
  • Evolution [r]: A change over time in the proportions of individual organisms differing genetically. [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]
  • Geography [r]: Study of the surface of the Earth and the activities of humanity upon it. [e]
  • Geophysics [r]: The study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods, namely seismic, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, thermal and radioactivity methods. [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]
  • International Astronomical Union [r]: Internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to celestial bodies (stars, planets, asteroids, etc), headquartered in Paris, France. [e]
  • Internet Protocol Suite [r]: The real-world set of networking protocols, with administrative and operational conventions, which populate the real-world working Internet [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]
  • Korea [r]: Historical country and peninsula of northeastern Asia, comprising the states of North Korea and South Korea. [e]
  • Kuiper belt [r]: Region of the Solar System extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 55 AU from the Sun, containing thousands of icy bodies, some of which are on highly elliptical orbits, periodically visiting the inner solar system as comets. [e]
  • Life [r]: Living systems, of which biologists seek the commonalities distinguishing them from nonliving systems. [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]
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology [r]: A private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. [e]
  • Mass [r]: The total amount of a substance, or alternatively, the total energy of a substance. [e]
  • Mercury (planet) [r]: The first planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman messenger of gods. [e]
  • Methane [r]: A chemical compound and alkane with the molecular formula CH4, and the principal component of natural gas. [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]
  • Mountain [r]: An elevated area of a planet or moon, rapidly rising to high altitude. [e]
  • Neptune (planet) [r]: The eighth planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman god of the sea. [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]
  • Pascal (unit) [r]: The SI unit of pressure; the force of one newton acting uniformly over an area of one square metre. [e]
  • Planet [r]: A cosmic body orbiting a star. [e]
  • Pluto (disambiguation) [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • 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]
  • Project Mercury [r]: The United States' first manned spaceflight program. [e]
  • Red Dwarf (science fiction series) [r]: A British science-fiction situation comedy that originally aired on the BBC from 1988. [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]
  • Sun [r]: The star that defines our solar system. [e]
  • System [r]: Set of functionally interacting, interrelated, or interdependent entities forming an integrated complex whole. [e]
  • Tycho Brahe [r]: Danish astronomer of the 16th century. [e]
  • Ultraviolet [r]: The part of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible light and X-ray regions [e]
  • Uranus (planet) [r]: The seventh planet from the Sun in our solar system; name after the Greek god of the sky. [e]
  • Venus (planet) [r]: The second planet from the Sun in our solar system; named after the Roman goddess of love. [e]
  • Viking 1 [r]: The first of two spacecraft sent to Mars as part of NASA's Viking program. [e]
  • Viking program [r]: The successful mission of space probes to Mars, Viking 1 and Viking 2, each designed to study the planet, and launched 20 August 1975, and 9 September 1975 respectively. [e]
  • Volcanically active worlds [r]: Planetary bodies where openings in the surface crust allow material to forcefully escape, often in visibily spectacular showers of ash, rock or gases. [e]
  • Year [r]: A unit of time measurement that corresponds to one revolution of the earth around the sun, approximately 365¼ days. [e]