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Glossary of Astrophysics Terms

Glossary of Astrophysics Terms – http://web.archive.org/web/20150321110136/http://ie.lbl.gov/education/glossary/glossaryfa.htm

Note: Seems to have dropped off the live web soon after March 2015.

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What is helium burning?
  • Why are there more protons in the universe than neutrons?
  • How is nuclear fusion different in stars heavier than the Sun?


Definition of astrophysics terms slanted towards high energy research. Contains links to animations and additional background materials.


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