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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.


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Triple Alpha Reaction: A fusion process in which 3 helium atoms (alfa particles) are fused together to create one carbon atom. Link: Fusion processes and radiation.

Terrestrial planet: A planet which resembles the earth.

The Grand Tour: A famous book, written by the artist Ron Miller and the planetary scientist William K. Hartmann. It takes us on a tour of the solarsystem, featuring amazing illustrations and descriptions of solarsystem objects.







 




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