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galactic astronomy

(astronomy confined to the Milky Way)

The term galactic astronomy is astronomy of the Milky Way and its contents. (The adjective galactic is often used to refer specifically to Milky-Way-specific astronomy, but there are also situations where it refers to galaxies in general, e.g., active galactic nucleus.)


(science,Milky Way,astronomy)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_astronomy

Referenced by pages:
plasma astrophysics

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