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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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Wavelength: The distance between successive peaks in a traveling wave. The shorter the wavelength, the more energy the wave contains, and the higher frequency. Link: Fusion processes and radiation.

White dwarf: A small remnant of a sunlike star. A white dwarf is about the size of the earth in diameter (6 000 km), but a spoon of its material would weight 3 metric tons! The mass limit of white dwarfs is called the Chandrasekhar limit and lies around 1.4 Solar masses.







 




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