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  • #43502
    libera
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    D = Deneb (brightest and supergiant star in the Cygnus constellation)

    #43503
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    E = eclipse

    #43508
    Freddy
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    • 1
    • Rookie

    Formalhaut b – A planet 25 light years from Earth and is an extreme from our viewpoint, revolves around it’s star Formalhaut and first directly imaged planet at optical wavelength.

    #43521
    Dorothy Donn
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    G = Gas giant – Planets made primarily of gas, these include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

    #43526
    libera
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    H = Horsehead nebula (a dark nebula in the Orion constellation)

    #43565
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    I = ionosphere

    #43573
    Dorothy Donn
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    • 163
    • Junior

    J –  Jovian planet – A planet with the same attributes of Jupiter (gas giant).

    #43579
    Michele
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    • 897
    • Superfan

    K = Klingons! lol

    #43580
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    Love your answer, Michele!

    L = lunar eclipse

    #43582
    Corrie Kinkel
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    • 119
    • Junior

    M = Moon

    #43586
    Dorothy Donn
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    • 163
    • Junior

    N – Nova – An explosion on the surface of a white dwarf that is accreting matter from a companion star, which causes the system to temporarily brighten by a factor of several hundred to several thousand.

    #43587
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    O = observatory

    #43588
    Royanne Hewko
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    • 121
    • Junior

    P= Partial Eclipse

     

    #43597
    Michele
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    • 897
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    Q = Quasar

    #43598
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    • 684
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    R = reflecting telescope

    #43602
    Dorothy Donn
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    • 163
    • Junior

    S = Solstice – Two points on the celestial sphere wherein the sun is farthest north or south of the equator.

    #43636
    libera
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    T = Tektite

    (Explanation I found:  “small, glassy material formed by the impact of a large body, usually a meteor or asteroid. Tektites are commonly found at the sites of meteor craters”)

    #43642
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    U = universe

    #43658
    Corrie Kinkel
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    • 119
    • Junior

    V = Voyager

    #43659
    Michele
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    • 897
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    W = Warp Speed (I think you’ve figured out by now that I’m a trekkie.)

    #43660
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    • 684
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    X = X-Ray
    Electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between about 0.0lnm to 10nm.

    #43667
    Dorothy Donn
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    • 163
    • Junior

    Y – Yellow dwarf – Ordinary star, like the sun and is at its stable point in its transformation.

    #43699
    Corrie Kinkel
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    • 119
    • Junior

    Z = Zenith, the point in the sky directly overhead. Not directly space-related but it must do because Z is difficult!

    #43700
    Dorothy Donn
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    • 163
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    A – Andromeda galaxy is a spiral galaxy that is nearly two and a half million light years away in the constellation Andromeda.

    #43730
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    B = blue moon

     

    #43800
    libera
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    C = Chondrules, glassy spheres found in meteorites.

    #43838
    Dorothy Donn
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    D – Denison Olmsted – American physicist and astronomer born in Hartford, Connecticut. He is attributed for founding meteor science. He demonstrated that meteors are cosmic in origin and not an atmospheric phenomenon.

    #43842
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    E = Earthshine

    #44103
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    • 684
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    F = flare

    #44136
    Dorothy Donn
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    • 163
    • Junior

    G – Galilean moons/satellites – Jupiter’s four largest moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto as discovered by Galileo in 1610.

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