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Principles of Astronomy

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Note



Editor’s Introduction



Contributors



Ablation



Accretion disks



Aerospace design



Aerospace propulsion



Agamemnon: 911 Agamemnon



Amor asteroid group: 1221 Amor



Amor asteroids



Annefrank: 5535 Annefrank



Apollo asteroid group: 1862 Apollo



Apollo asteroids



Aquarius



Aries



Asteroids



Astrochemical reaction models



Astronomical image processing



Astrophysics



Aten asteroids



Aten asteroids: 2062 Aten



Atmospheric opacity



Ball of light particle model



Black holes



Blazars



Bolide



Bremsstrahlung radiation



Cancer



Canis Major



Canis Minor



Capricornus



Cassiopeia



Celestial mechanics



Centaur



Ceres: 1 Ceres



Ceto: 65489 Ceto



CNO Cycle



Coma (Comet anatomy)



Combustion in space



Comet anatomy



Compton scattering



Constellations



Core navigation system



Corona Australis



Corona Borealis



Cosmic inflation



Crux



Crystal spectroscopy



Curiosity



Dactyl: (243) Ida I Dactyl



Dark energy



Dark matter



Dawn mission



Deep-space navigation



Dysnomia: (136199) Eris I Dysnomia



Earth



Earth-imaging satellites



136199 Eris



433 Eros



Fireball



Fuel systems



Galaxy types



Galileo (ESA)



Gas-grain models



Gas-phase models



Gemini



GLONASS



GPS



Hertzsprung gap



High-mass stars



Hubble’s galaxy classification



Hydrogen cloud



International Space Station (ISS)



Interstellar chemistry



Inverse Compton scattering



(216) Kleopatra



Kleopatra’s moons: (216) Kleopatra I Alexhelios and II Cleoselene



Koronis asteroids: 243 Ida



Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs)



Langmuir-Hinshelwood model



Laser bees



Launch vehicle aerodynamics



Leo



Libra



Mars



Mass attenuation coefficients



Mercury



Messier catalog



Milky Way’s structure



Mir



Moon impacts (General)



Morgan-Keenan classification system (MK or MKK)



Near Shoemaker



NEOWISE



Neptune



Neutrino astrophysics



Neutron star



Nucleosynthesis



Nucleus (Comet anatomy)



OB stars



Orbit plotting



Orion



4450 Pan



Particle acceleration



Phorcys: (65489) Ceto I Phorcys



Photometry



Pisces



Planet spin-orbit coupling



Plasma physics



Pluto



Quark star



Quasar (quasi-stellar radio source)



Red giant



Rocket engines and rocketry



Sagittarius



Scattered disk objects (SDOs)



Scorpius



90377 Sedna



Space navigation systems



Space robotics



Space transportation systems



Space-time properties



Sputnik space program



Star structure



Star-forming regions



Stellar classification



Stellar population mapping



Stellar remnants



Sub-brown dwarfs



Supernova remnants



Tail (Comet anatomy)



Taurus



Theoretical astrophysics



Three-body problem



Trans-Neptunian objects



Trojan asteroids



Ursa Major



Ursa Minor



Venus



4 Vesta



Virgo



Wormholes



XMM-Newton



Appendices



Nobel Notes



Glossary



Bibliography



Web Resources



Timeline of Space Exploration



Famous Figures and Events in Astronomy