List of Space Terms

200 space terms to get you thinking and creative. Never heard of the word before, look it up...the meaning could just be exactly what you need to inspire great ideas.

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List of Space Terms for Creativity

  • Absolute magnitude
  • Absolute zero
  • Absorption line
  • Accretion disc
  • Active galaxy
  • Annihilation
  • Antimatter
  • Aperture
  • Aphelion
  • Apparent magnitude
  • Arc second
  • Asteroid
  • Astrolabe
  • Astronaut
  • Astronomer
  • Astronomical unit
  • Atmosphere
  • Atom
  • Aurora
  • Axis
  • Background radiation
  • Big bang
  • Billion
  • Binary system
  • Black hole
  • Blazar
  • Blue shift
  • Brightness
  • Brown dwarf
  • Carbon
  • CCD
  • Celestial object
  • Celestial sphere
  • Cepheid variable
  • Chromosphere
  • Circumpolar star
  • Cluster
  • Comet
  • Conjunction
  • Constellation
  • Corona
  • Cosmic ray
  • Cosmological constant
  • Cosmos
  • Crater
  • Crust
  • Dark matter
  • Deep-sky object
  • Degree
  • Dopplar effect
  • Double star
  • Dust microscope
  • Earth
  • Eclipse
  • Eclipsing binary
  • Ecliptic
  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Electron
  • Element
  • Elliptical galaxy
  • Elliptical orbit
  • Emission line
  • Escape velocity
  • Eyepiece
  • Extrasolar
  • Extra-terrestrial
  • Filament
  • Fly-by
  • Focal length
  • Focus
  • Frequency
  • Full moon
  • Galaxy
  • Galaxy cluster
  • Gamma rays
  • Gas giant
  • Giant star
  • Globular cluster
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Gravitational well
  • Gravity
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Half moon
  • Halo
  • Heliosphere
  • Helium
  • Hubble constant
  • Hydrogen
  • Inferior planet
  • Inflation
  • Infrared
  • Intergalactic
  • Interstellar
  • Ionosphere
  • Irregular galaxy
  • Jupiter
  • Kuiper belt
  • Lava
  • Lepton
  • Libration
  • Light
  • Light pollution
  • Light year
  • Local arm
  • Low-earth orbit
  • Luminosity
  • Magnetic field
  • Magnetosphere
  • Magnitude
  • Mantle
  • Mare
  • Mars
  • Mass
  • Matter
  • Mercury
  • Meteor
  • Meteoroid
  • Meteorite
  • Methane
  • Microgravity
  • Micrometre
  • Microwave
  • Milky way
  • Molecular cloud
  • Molecule
  • Moon
  • Multiple star
  • Naked eye
  • Nebula
  • Neptune
  • Neutrino
  • Neutron
  • Nova
  • Nuclear fusion
  • Nucleus
  • Occultation
  • Oort cloud
  • Open cluster
  • Opposition
  • Optical light
  • Orbit
  • Orbital period
  • Oxygen
  • Parallax
  • Payload
  • Phase
  • Photon
  • Photosphere
  • Planet
  • Pluto
  • Polar orbit
  • Pole star
  • Prominence
  • Protostar
  • Pulsar
  • Quadrillion
  • Quark
  • Quasar
  • Quintillion
  • Radar
  • Radiation
  • Radio galaxy
  • Radio waves
  • Red giant
  • Resolving power
  • Rocket
  • Satellite
  • Saturn
  • Shooting star
  • Solar flare
  • Solar system
  • Solar wind
  • Space station
  • Spectral analysis
  • Spectral lines
  • Spectroscope
  • Spectrum
  • Speed of light
  • Spiral galaxy
  • Star
  • Starburst galaxy
  • Star cluster
  • Star system
  • Sunspot
  • Superior planet
  • Supernova
  • Tidal force
  • Twinkling
  • Ultraviolet
  • Umbra
  • Uranus
  • Van allen belts
  • Variable star
  • Venus
  • Visible light
  • Voids
  • Wavelength
  • Waning
  • Waxing
  • Weightlessness
  • White dwarf
  • Wimp
  • X-rays
  • Zero gravity
  • Zodiac

 

 

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