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Astronomy
The study of matter found in space. It includes locations and information of stars, planets, satellites (moons), comets, meteors and other natural objects.
Big Bang theory
The scientific theory that the universe began from a large explosion of very dense and hot matter over 13 billion years ago.
Blue shift
A change in the observed spectral lines towards the blue end of the spectrum. Any star showing a blue shift is moving towards Earth.
Normal spectral lines
Blue shift spectral lines
Heavy element
During the process of fusion in stars, atoms of hydrogen combine with other hydrogen atoms or different elements to form heavier elements.
Mass
The amount of matter that exists in an object.
Nuclear fusion
The reaction which occurs in stars. Through the combining of elements such as hydrogen, a heavier element is created, along with the release of a large amount of energy.
Red shift
A change in the observed spectral lines towards the red end of the spectrum. Any star showing a red shift is moving away from Earth.
Normal spectral lines
Red shift spectral lines
Theory
The statement that an explanation of events based on a hypothesis is accurate for what occurs in nature.
Universe
All matter and energy existing in space.
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