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Interstellar medium wind original
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Stellar-interstellar interactions original
definition Wind that a star perceives from the ISM.
Schonberg-Chandrasekhar limit original
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Gravitational collapse original
definition This represents the maximum fraction of a star's mass that can be contained within an isothermal core while still supporting the rest of the star in hydrostatic equilibrium. Once the mass of an isothermal helium core exceeds this limit, the corse collapses and the star evolve rapidly. The limit varies depending on the star.
Comas original
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Comets original
definition The nebulous envelope around the nucleus of a comet, formed when the comet passes close to the Sun.
Chandrasekhar limit original
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Gravitational collapse original
definition The maximum mass limit for a white dwarf star, ~1.44 solar masses. White dwarf stars in a binary system accreting mass from a companion will collapse in a Type II supernova once this limit is exceeded.
L galaxies original
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Low surface brightness galaxies original
definition In Morgan's classification, an elongated galaxy of low surface brightness. --Glossary of Astronomy and Astrophysics, J. Hopkins, University of Chicago Press (1976)
Xenobiology original
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Astrobiology original
definition "the study of synthesizing and manipulating biological devices and systems" - Wikipedia
Astrobiology original
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Interdisciplinary astronomy original
definition "The study of life throughout the Universe, also known as exobiology." - An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics, by M. Heydari-Malayeri.
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Xenobiology original
Biomarkers original
DQ Herculis stars original
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Novae original
definition "A type of cataclysmic variable binary star system with a white dwarf and a cool main-sequence secondary star." - Wikipedia
Field stars original
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Stellar types original
definition "A star that does not belong to a stellar cluster, but happens to be adjacent to it." - An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics, by M. Heydari-Malayeri.
Field galaxies original
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Galaxies original
definition "A galaxy that lies in the direction of a cluster of galaxies, but is not a member of the cluster. Field galaxies are rare, less than about 5% of all galaxies." - An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics, by M. Heydari-Malayeri.