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herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Sir John Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.
  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    William Herschel; Sir William Herschel; Sir Frederick William Herschel.

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sir_william_huggins

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910)
    Huggins.

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cosmogenic

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmological.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe

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russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

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ptolemy

  • noun Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance
    Claudius Ptolemaeus.
  • noun an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra
    Ptolemaic dynasty.

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edmund_halley

  • noun English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
    Edmond Halley; Halley.

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sir_arthur_stanley_eddington

  • noun English astronomer remembered for his popular elucidation of relativity theory (1882-1944)
    Eddington.

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sir_frederick_william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    William Herschel; Herschel; Sir William Herschel.

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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clyde_william_tombaugh

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
    Tombaugh; Clyde Tombaugh.

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nathaniel_bowditch

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838)
    Bowditch.

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sir_john_frederick_william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Sir John Herschel; Herschel; John Herschel.

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jan_hendrix_oort

  • noun Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992)
    Oort.

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al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; Alhazen.

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uranology

  • noun the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
    astronomy.

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galileo_galilei

  • noun Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
    Galileo.

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muller

  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Paul Hermann Muller.
  • noun Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)
    Karl Alex Muller.

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hubble

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
    Edwin Hubble; Edwin Powell Hubble.

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edouard_lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Georges Henri Lemaitre; Lemaitre.

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bowditch

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer noted for his works on navigation (1773-1838)
    Nathaniel Bowditch.

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thales_of_miletus

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales.

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anaximander

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

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asaph_hall

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)
    Hall.

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stargazer

  • noun someone indifferent to the busy world
    lotus-eater.
    • in the Odyssey Homer tells of lotus-eaters who live in dreamy indolence
  • noun a physicist who studies astronomy
    astronomer; uranologist.

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shapley

  • noun United States astronomer (1885-1972)
    Harlow Shapley.

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solar_physics

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the sun

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brahe

  • noun Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion (1546-1601)
    Tycho Brahe.

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celsius

  • noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
    Anders Celsius.

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copernicus

  • noun Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
    Mikolaj Kopernik; Nicolaus Copernicus.
  • noun a conspicuous crater on the Moon

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astrometry

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies

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sir_john_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.

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astronomer

  • noun a physicist who studies astronomy
    uranologist; stargazer.

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alhacen

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; al-Haytham; Alhazen.

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astrodynamics

  • noun the branch of astronomy that studies the motion of natural and artificial bodies in space

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cosmogeny

  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmology.

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gerard_kuiper

  • noun United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)
    Gerard Peter Kuiper; Kuiper.

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edwin_hubble

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
    Hubble; Edwin Powell Hubble.

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sir_bernard_lovell

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered radio astronomy (born in 1913)
    Lovell; Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell.

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omar_khayyam

  • noun Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123)

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lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Georges Henri Lemaitre; Edouard Lemaitre.

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hoyle

  • noun an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
    Fred Hoyle; Sir Fred Hoyle.
  • noun English writer on card games (1672-1769)
    Edmond Hoyle.

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cosmogony

  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogeny; cosmology.

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schiaparelli

  • noun Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)
    Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli.
  • noun fashion designer born in Italy who was noted for her use of synthetic materials and brilliant colors (1896-1973)
    Elsa Schiaparelli.

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hipparchus

  • noun Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)

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willem_de_sitter

  • noun Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
    Sitter.

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sir_william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    William Herschel; Herschel; Sir Frederick William Herschel.

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simon_newcomb

  • noun United States astronomer (1835-1909)
    Newcomb.

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thales

  • noun a presocratic Greek philosopher and astronomer (who predicted an eclipse in 585 BC) who was said by Aristotle to be the founder of physical science; he held that all things originated in water (624-546 BC)
    Thales of Miletus.

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pierre_simon_de_laplace

  • noun French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)
    Marquis de Laplace; Laplace.

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astrophysicist

  • noun an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies

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halley

  • noun English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
    Edmond Halley; Edmund Halley.

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samuel_pierpoint_langley

  • noun United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
    Langley.

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rittenhouse

  • noun United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)
    David Rittenhouse.

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giovanni_virginio_schiaparelli

  • noun Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)
    Schiaparelli.

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oort

  • noun Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992)
    Jan Hendrix Oort.

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edwin_powell_hubble

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
    Hubble; Edwin Hubble.

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kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johan Kepler; Johannes Kepler.

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william_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)
    Herschel; Sir William Herschel; Sir Frederick William Herschel.

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huggins

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910)
    Sir William Huggins.

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marquis_de_laplace

  • noun French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)
    Pierre Simon de Laplace; Laplace.

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eddington

  • noun English astronomer remembered for his popular elucidation of relativity theory (1882-1944)
    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington.

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david_rittenhouse

  • noun United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)
    Rittenhouse.

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john_herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Sir John Herschel; Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.

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cosmologic

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmological; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmological.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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cosmologist

  • noun an astronomer who studies the evolution and space-time relations of the universe

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radio_astronomy

  • noun the branch of astronomy that detects and studies the radio waves emitted by celestial bodies

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bessel

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)
    Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel.

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al-hasan_ibn_al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; al-Haytham; Alhazen.

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tombaugh

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
    Clyde William Tombaugh; Clyde Tombaugh.

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nicolaus_copernicus

  • noun Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
    Copernicus; Mikolaj Kopernik.

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harlow_shapley

  • noun United States astronomer (1885-1972)
    Shapley.

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tycho_brahe

  • noun Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion (1546-1601)
    Brahe.

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galilean

  • noun an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
    Galilaean.
  • noun one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo
    Galilean satellite.

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astrophysics

  • noun the branch of astronomy concerned with the physical and chemical properties of celestial bodies

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regiomontanus

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)
    Muller; Johann Muller.

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friedrich_wilhelm_bessel

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)
    Bessel.

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percival_lowell

  • noun United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
    Lowell.

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anders_celsius

  • noun Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
    Celsius.

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claudius_ptolemaeus

  • noun Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance
    Ptolemy.

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benjamin_peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Peirce.

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georges_henri_lemaitre

  • noun Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
    Edouard Lemaitre; Lemaitre.

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solar

  • adjective relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun
    • solar eclipse
    • solar energy

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laplace

  • noun French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827)
    Marquis de Laplace; Pierre Simon de Laplace.

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george_ellery_hale

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    Hale.

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kuiper

  • noun United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)
    Gerard Peter Kuiper; Gerard Kuiper.

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sir_fred_hoyle

  • noun an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
    Hoyle; Fred Hoyle.

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hypatia

  • noun Greek philosopher and astronomer; she invented the astrolabe (370-415)

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clyde_tombaugh

  • noun United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
    Tombaugh; Clyde William Tombaugh.

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astrophysical

  • adjective of or concerned with astrophysics
    • astrophysical sciences

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mechanics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanism.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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uranologist

  • noun a physicist who studies astronomy
    astronomer; stargazer.

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celestial

  • adjective of or relating to the sky
    heavenly.
    • celestial map
    • a heavenly body
  • adjective relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven
    heavenly.
    • celestial beings
    • heavenly hosts

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cosmological

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmologic.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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newcomb

  • noun United States astronomer (1835-1909)
    Simon Newcomb.

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al

  • noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
    atomic number 13; aluminium; aluminum.
  • noun a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Camellia State; Alabama; Heart of Dixie.

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lovell

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered radio astronomy (born in 1913)
    Sir Bernard Lovell; Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell.

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aristarchus_of_samos

  • noun an ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC)

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cosmogonic

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmologic; cosmological; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe

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johann_muller

  • noun German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)
    Regiomontanus; Muller.

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sitter

  • noun Dutch astronomer who calculated the size of the universe and suggested that it is expanding (1872-1934)
    Willem de Sitter.
  • noun an organism (person or animal) that sits

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alhazen

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; al-Haytham.

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eratosthenes

  • noun Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the Moon and sun (276-194 BC)

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lowell

  • noun United States poet (1917-1977)
    Robert Lowell; Robert Traill Spence Lowell Jr..
  • noun United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
    Percival Lowell.

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ibn_al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; al-Haytham; Alhazen.

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cosmogonical

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmological; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe

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langley

  • noun unit of solar radiation
  • noun United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
    Samuel Pierpoint Langley.

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hale

  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.
  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    George Ellery Hale.

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selenology

  • noun the branch of astronomy that deals with the moon

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galileo

  • noun Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
    Galileo Galilei.

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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stargazing

  • noun observation of the stars
  • verb observe the stars
    stargaze.

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mikolaj_kopernik

  • noun Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
    Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus.

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sir_alfred_charles_bernard_lovell

  • noun English astronomer who pioneered radio astronomy (born in 1913)
    Sir Bernard Lovell; Lovell.

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henry_norris_russell

  • noun United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957)
    Henry Russell; Russell.

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celestial_mechanics

  • noun the branch of astronomy concerned with the application of Newton's laws of motion to the motions of heavenly bodies

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henry_russell

  • noun United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957)
    Henry Norris Russell; Russell.

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maria_mitchell

  • noun United States astronomer who studied sunspots and nebulae (1818-1889)
    Mitchell.

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astronomy

  • noun the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
    uranology.

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mitchell

  • noun English aeronautical engineer (1895-1937)
    R. J. Mitchell; Reginald Joseph Mitchell.
  • noun United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
    Billy Mitchell; William Mitchell.

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peirce

  • noun United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
    Benjamin Peirce.
  • noun United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
    Charles Sanders Peirce; Charles Peirce.

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johan_kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johannes Kepler; Kepler.

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gerard_peter_kuiper

  • noun United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)
    Gerard Kuiper; Kuiper.

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cosmology

  • noun the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmogeny.

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fred_hoyle

  • noun an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
    Hoyle; Sir Fred Hoyle.

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johannes_kepler

  • noun German astronomer who first stated laws of planetary motion (1571-1630)
    Johan Kepler; Kepler.

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edmond_halley

  • noun English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
    Edmund Halley; Halley.

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physics

  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    natural philosophy.
    • his favorite subject was physics
  • noun the physical properties, phenomena, and laws of something
    physical science.
    • he studied the physics of radiation

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