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Can you name the astronomical terms which all begin with A

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A measure of how bright an object would appear if it were exactly 10 parsecs away from Earth
The process of particles sticking together to form larger bodies
A stony meteorite representing differentiated planetary material
The brightest star in the constellation of Scorpius
A moon of Saturn, named because it 'holds the rings on its shoulders'
Closest star system to the sun, consisting of 3 stars
The angle in degrees above the horizon
The opening through which light passes in an optical instrument
The point in its orbit where a planet is farthest from the Sun
Angular unit of a 3600th of a degree (i.e. a 60th of a 60th of a degree)
Circumstellar disk in the solar system between Mars and Jupiter, named after the objects in it
The average Earth-Sun distance
Imaginary line through the center of rotation of an object
An ancient Greek astronomer who presented the first known model that placed the Sun in the centre of the known universe with the Earth orbiting it
The point of the Moon's orbit that is farthest from the Earth

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