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Branches of Astronomy
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General study of celestial objects.
Study of evolution of biological systems in the universe.
Study of physics of the universe, including physical properties and behavior of the celestial objects.
Sub-discipline of astrophysics dealing with white dwarfs and neutron stars and the affect on the environment.
Sub-discipline of theoretical astrophysics dealing with the origin and evolution of the universe as a whole.
Sub-discipline of astronomy dealing with the study of our galaxy.
High Energy Astrophysics
Sub-discipline of astrophysics dealing with phenomena occurring at high energies in the universe, such as supernovae.
Sub-discipline of astrophysics dealing with the interstellar medium.
Sub-discipline of astronomy dealing with galaxies besides our own and their formation and evolution.
Sub-discipline of astronomy dealing with star formation.
Sub-discipline of astrophysics dealing with plasma in outer space.
Sub-discipline of astrophysics dealing with both special and general relativity.
Sub-discipline of astrophysics dealing with the Sun.
Sub-discipline of astronomy dealing with planets and moons.
Sub-discipline of astronomy dealing with planets outside the Solar System.
Collection of sub-disciplines of astronomy involving observing the universe via varying electromagnetic wavelengths. They are: radio, submilimetre, infrared, optical, ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma, cosmic ray, neutrino and gravitational wave astronomy, some more theoretical and some more observational than others.
Study of how bright different celestial objects are through differing filters.
Study of the spectra of astronomical objects.
Study of position of objects in the sky and their changes in position.
Study of how people in the past and individual cultures have previously understood astronomy.
Branch of astronomy dealing with the chemical composition of celestial objects such as nebulae.
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