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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

Question on time dilation, a physics concept about changes in the passage of time, caused by general relativity.
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Questions regarding the universe shortly after its formation, up to the CMB or even as far as the formation of the first galaxies
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Questions regarding an event where the Earth goes between the Sun and the Moon and casts a shadow on the Moon.
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Questions regarding one of the two main angles(coordinates) of an object perceived by an observer on Earth.
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Questions regarding the process of assigning an identifying set of characters to an astronomical object.
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Questions regarding structures designed to aid in the observation of astronomical objects.
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Questions about sub-stellar objects that are like stars but never achieve permanent nuclear fusion because they are too low-mass.
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Questions regarding simulations for an n-body problem.
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Questions regarding one of the three forms of space debris, this case a chunk of debris that survives its passage through the atmosphere and lands on a planet intact.
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Questions about stellar objects which are too faint to observe with faint naked eye or even too far away for Earth-bound telescopes.
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Questions regarding objects whose orbits bring them in close proximity to Earth, posing potential hazard.
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Questions about rings of debris that encircle the equatorial regions of some planets.
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Questions about the "Goldilocks Zone" around a parent star where conditions are just right for the potential of life developing.
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Questions about the measuring the position of stars, and the techniques used to do this.
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Questions asking "What is a good book about X?" or more generally, "What should I read to learn about X?", typically where there is not a single authoritative reference. Also requests for multimedia,…
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Questions regarding Albert Einstein's theory that posits, among other things, the equivalence of mass and energy.
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Questions regarding disks of gas, dust, and plasma around a central object, such as a black hole, which takes in the matter.
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Questions about the NASA space observatory famous for finding potentially habitable exoplanets. Do not use this tag for questions about Johannes Kepler.
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Questions regarding a phenomenon when an object has an orbital period that is equal to its rotational period due to gravitational tidal forces.
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Questions about the predicted positions of an object in space, like another planet, comet, or asteroid.
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Questions regarding the plane containing the orbit of the Earth around the Sun.
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Questions regarding two objects colliding into each other with considerable force.
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Questions about particulate matter found between stars, not to be confused with gas or ionised plasma. For planetary dust storms, use [dust-storm].
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Questions about observations performed without the aid of any optical instrument.
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Questions about the Hubble constant, the constant factor of the rate of expansion in the universe
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Use for questions about standards of measurement used for different types of quantities, and for conversions between units.
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Questions about the apparent displacement of a celestial body with respect to its background when observed along two different lines of sight.
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Questions regarding a substance that takes up space, has volume, and has mass. Matter usually occurs in 5 forms, namely plasma, gas, liquid, solid, and bose-einstein condensate.
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Questions about astronomical observations which involve superimposing waves received by multiple, physically separated, receivers to obtain higher angular resolution.
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Questions about streams of plasma released from the Sun or other stars (stellar winds).
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Questions about the ability of any image-forming device to distinguish small details of an object.
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Questions regarding the theory of gravity as proposed by Newton, in which the force of gravity depends only on the mass of bodies, a constant, and the distance between them, and depends on one equatio…
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Questions regarding Neptune, the 8th and furthest major planet orbiting Earth's sun.
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Questions about reflecting telescopes using a concave primary mirror and a flat diagonal secondary mirror.
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