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Planets, Moons, Stars, Constellations, Galaxies, Satellites, and famous astronomers, etc. - Created by ScarlettRobin

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  • Meissa

  • Leonid

  • Hoku

  • Sidra

  • Moira

  • Aster

  • Kalindi

  • Savita

  • Suria

  • Helia

  • Arpina

  • Kamaria

  • Altalune

  • Meteor

  • Halley

    Edmond Halley 1656-1742 British used his theory of cometary orbits to predict that the comet of 1682 (later named ``Halley's comet'') was periodic

  • Sirius

  • Mercury

  • Venus

  • Eartha

  • Terra

  • Luna

  • Mars

  • Jupiter

  • Saturn

  • Neptune

  • Pluto

  • Eris

  • Io

  • Europa

  • Ganymede

  • Callisto

  • Amalthea

  • Pasiphae

  • Lysithea

  • Leda

  • Iocaste

  • Isonoe

  • Taygete

  • Cyllene

  • Kore

  • Tethys

  • Rhea

  • Titan

  • Pandora

  • Janus

  • Calypso

  • Prometheus

  • Phoebe

  • Ymir

  • Jarnsaxa

  • Fenrir

  • Ariel

  • Titania

  • Oberon

  • Cordelia

  • Bianca

  • Cressida

  • Puck

  • Margaret

  • Triton

  • Thalassa

  • Galatea

  • Neso

  • Larissa

  • Ceres

  • Charon

  • Nix

  • Hydra

  • Arcturus

  • Rigel

  • Vega

  • Altair

  • Bellatrix

  • Alioth

  • Atria

  • Alcyone

  • Alhena

  • Alya

  • Auva

  • Eridanus

  • Cassiopeia

  • Andromeda

  • Taurus

  • Leo

  • Perseus

  • Orion

  • Draco

  • Aquila

  • Phoenix

  • Cygnus

  • Aquarius

  • Chameleon

  • Lacerta

  • Libra

  • Lynx

  • Lupus

  • Pyxis

  • Vela

  • Noctua

  • Solarium

  • Chara

  • Aries

  • Electra

  • Gemma

  • Maia

  • Lesath

  • Mimosa

  • Mira

    Omicron Ceti, Latin: "wonderful"

  • Rana

  • Saiph

  • Syrma

  • Talitha

  • Zania

  • Ophiuchus

  • Malin

  • Mayall

  • Equinox

  • Solstice

  • Zenith

  • Stellara

  • Sol

  • Sunna

  • Jovian

  • Halley

    Edmond Halley 1656-1742 British used his theory of cometary orbits to predict that the comet of 1682 (later named ``Halley's comet'') was periodic

  • Nova

  • Quasar

  • Pulsar

  • Galileo

    Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Italian performed fundamental observations, experiments, and mathematical analyses in astronomy and physics; discovered mountains and craters on the moon, the phases of Venus, and the four largest satellites of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede

  • Magellan

  • Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus 1473-1543 Polish developed a simple heliocentric model of the solar system that explained planetary retrograde motion and overturned Greek astronomy

  • Leonardo

  • Kepler

    Johannes Kepler 1571-1630 German established the most exact astronomical tables then known; established the three laws of planetary motion

  • Cassini

    Giovanni Cassini 1625-1712 Italian-born French measured rotational periods of Jupiter and Mars; discovered four satellites of Saturn and the gap in Saturn's rings now known as ``Cassini's division''

  • Coriolis

  • Fermi

  • Rossi

    Bruno B. Rossi 1905-1993 Italian pioneer of x-ray astronomy and space plasma physics; participated in discovery of the first known x-ray source outside the solar system (Scorpius X-1)

  • Chandra

  • Sagan

    Carl Sagan 1934-1996 American was a leader in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence; contributed to most of the space missions to explore Mars and the outer planets; warned that all-out nuclear war could lead to a ``nuclear winter''

  • Gaia

  • Polaris

  • Meridian

  • Corona

  • Starlette

  • Stella

  • Starshine

  • Aurora

  • Nimbus

  • Halo

  • Herschel

    William Herschel 1738-1822 British discovered Uranus and its two brightest moons, Titania and Oberon; discovered Saturn's moons, Mimas and Enceladus; discovered the ice caps of Mars, several asteroids and binary stars; cataloged 2,500 deep sky objects

  • Maximilian

    Maximilian Wolf 1863-1932 German discovered hundreds of asteroids using photography

  • Henrietta

    Henrietta Swan Levitt 1868-1921 American discovered the period-luminosity relation for Cepheid variables

  • Edwin

    Edwin Hubble 1889-1953 American first to measure distance to the Andromeda nebula, establishing it to be a separate galaxy; later measured distances to other galaxies and discovered that they recede at a rate proportional to their distance (Hubble's law)

  • Vera

    Vera Rubin 1928- American measured rotation curves for distant galaxies and ultimately concluded that 90% or more of the universe is made of invisible dark matter

  • Caroline

    Caroline Herschel 1750-1848 British discovered several comets and was first woman to discover a comet

  • Isaac

    Sir Isaac Newton 1643-1727 English developed theories of gravitation and mechanics, and invented differential calculus