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Astronomy

Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and phenomena, often on a large scale. Some topics include the solar system, planets, moons, comets and asteroids, stars, telescopes and electromagnetic radiation. Students and researchers with an interest in planetary science, observational astronomy and cosmology may find this page useful.

Getting started with academic research | Overview of astronomy | Recommended databases


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  • Edward F Lener
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mobile interface Mobile interface available, see description for link.
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