Astronomical Terms

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Can you name the Astronomical Terms?

Featured Jan 26, 2009

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A cataclysmic explosion caused when a star exhausts its fuel and ends its life
Large system of stars held together by mutual gravitation and isolated from similar systems by vast regions of space
A layer of gases surrounding a planet, moon, or star
An object whose gravity is so strong that the escape velocity exceeds the speed of light
A gigantic ball of ice and rock that orbits the Sun in a highly eccentric orbit
The collapsed remnant of a supernova
The two points at which the Sun crosses the celestial equator in its yearly path in the sky
A star that has undergone gravitational collapse and is in the final stage of evolution
Distance equal to 3.26 light-years
The closest bright star to our solar system
The theoretical cosmic explosion that marked the beginning of the universe according
Any of the small bodies, often remnants of comets, traveling through space
Group of stars that make an imaginary picture in the sky
A celestial object that emits radio waves with a high degree of regularity
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The cutting off of light from one celestial body by another
A mutual physical force of nature that causes two bodies to attract each other
A mass of stone or metal that has reached the earth from outer space
A diffuse mass of interstellar dust and gas
The path of a celestial body as it moves through space
A natural or artificial body in orbit around a planet
Celestial object whose large redshift & apparent brightness imply extreme distance & huge energy output
Any of the small rocky celestial bodies found especially between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter
A system of two stars that revolve about their common center of mass
12 constellations dividing the ecliptic into almost equal parts
The law that the velocity of recession of distant galaxies from our own is proportional to their distance from us
Glow in a planet's ionosphere caused by the interaction between the magnetic field & Sun charged particles
An exploding meteor
Sudden eruption of energy on the solar disk from which radiation & particles are emitted

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