Home Gallery Introduction Prints Entire Gallery Binary Star Systems Extrasolar Planets Galaxies The Solar System Stars Glossary
 


Glossary

This page is meant to make it easier for you to understand the content of this web site. The glossary contains both astronomical and art terms.


O

Occultation: The passage of a celestial object in front of another. A special case of ocultation is an eclipse.

Oort cloud: Some astronomers believe that there is a cloud about 50 000 AU away from the sun, which harbors long-period comets. This clouds is called the Oort cloud.

Orbit: The elliptical path of an object that is gravitationally bound to another object.

Open cluster: A system of many stars that are gravitationally connected. This kind of clusters are usually very less dense than globular clusters.







 




A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



< N P >













 
 

All content Copyright , 2005- by Fahad Sulehria, unless stated otherwise.
Free image use: Frequently Asked Questions.