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Questions regarding large spheres of plasma undergoing fusion.
Questions regarding the closest star to Earth, at the centre of the Solar System.
Questions regarding points of extremely high mass density, which creates an extremely strong gravitational field from which light cannot escape.
Questions about the techniques and practice of observing the night sky.
Questions regarding an object 'falling around' another object, due to a combination of gravity and momentum.
Questions on astronomical objects orbiting a star massive enough to be rounded, not massive enough to cause fusion, and which have cleared its orbit of planetesimals.
Questions regarding Earth's only natural satellite. For questions about the natural satellites of other planets, use the tag [natural-satellite].
Questions regarding systems of large numbers of stars held together by gravity.
Questions regarding the Sun and objects orbiting it.
Questions regarding the attractive force which exists between any two bodies of matter.
Questions related to the physical instruments for astronomical observations.
Questions regarding the planet on which humans live; the third planet from the Sun.
Questions involving the physics of the universe, especially the nature of astronomical objects, energy fields, and/or regions, rather than their positions or motions in space.
Questions about the observation of celestial objects by non-professional astronomers.
Questions regarding planets that lie outside the Solar System.
Questions about the origin, history, evolution and fate of the Universe.
Questions regarding all of time and space and its contents.
Questions regarding electromagnetic radiation in the visible spectrum.
Questions regarding relatively small rocky bodies in an orbit around the Sun.
Questions regarding the amount of space between two objects, the units, or measurement thereof.
Questions regarding the Milky Way Galaxy, the galaxy that Earth's solar system is in.
Questions about observations performed in the radio frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Questions about photography of celestial objects by amateur or professional astronomers. Questions about photography of other objects are off-topic but might be asked on our sister site Photography St…
Questions regarding the 4-dimensional background structure of our universe.
Questions on systems to uniquely determine position of a point or other geometric element on a manifold such as Euclidean space.
Questions regarding stars which increase suddenly in energy output due to an explosion which ejected much of its mass.
Questions regarding the action of or an object rotating along an axis.
Questions involving reference frames, time scales, and how they are determined.
The near-vacuum extending between the planets and stars, containing small amounts of gas and dust. Also called outer space to refer to the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere.
Questions about relativistic theory of gravity. General relativity describes gravity as a geometrical property of space and time.
Questions about the increase with time of distance between two distant points in the Universe.
Questions regarding a layer of gasses surrounding a celestial object.
Questions regarding Jupiter, the 5th and largest planet in the Solar System.
The application of ballistics and celestial mechanics to the practical problems concerning the motion of rockets and other spacecraft.
Questions regarding Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun.
Questions on celestial bodies that orbit planets.