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The plane of the Earth's orbit about the Sun. Also the path of the Sun in the sky (on the celestial sphere) during the course of a year.
The entire range of electromagnetic radiation from radio waves through microwaves, infrared radiation, light, ultraviolet radiation, and X-rays to gamma rays.
electron degeneracy pressure
An effect of quantum physics that provides the support against gravity in a white dwarf star.
A galaxy that appears as an elliptical distribution of stars (typically old stars).
A spectral line produced when atoms of a particular type emit photons with a specific energy.
A spectrum containing emission lines. A pattern of narrow bright lines at specific wavelengths, generally superimposed on a dark background. The wavelengths of the lines are characteristic of the composition of the excited gas that produces them.
The boundary around a black hole within which the escape velocity exceeds that of light. Note that this does not consist of a solid, physical surface.
A planet orbiting a star other than the Sun. Shortened version of extrasolar planet.
The power to which a number or quantity is raised. For example, 103 is read as 'ten to the power 3' and means 10 x 10 x 10, where the exponent (or index) is '3'.
Of or pertaining to the Universe outside our own galaxy.
A planet orbiting a star other than the Sun. Also abbreviated to exoplanet.