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Regulus(Encyclopedia)Regulus (Marcus Atilius Regulus)rg´yools [key], d. c.250 BC, Roman general in the First Punic War. While consul (267 BC) he conquered the Sallentini and captured Brundisium (now Brindisi). He b...
Regulus(Encyclopedia)Regulus rg´yls [key], brightest star in the constellation Leo; Bayer designation Alpha Leonis; 1992 position R.A. 10h08m, Dec. +12°00. A bluish-white main-sequence star of spectral class B7...
astronomy(Encyclopedia)astronomy, branch of science that studies the motions and natures of celestial bodies, such as planets, stars, and galaxies; more generally, the study of matter and energy in the universe at large. An...
In(Encyclopedia)In, symbol for the element indium.
radar astronomy(Encyclopedia)radar astronomy, application of radar to the determination of distances and planetary features within the solar system, such as rotation rates. A short burst of radio waves is transmitted in the direc...
radio astronomy(Encyclopedia)radio astronomy, study of celestial bodies by means of the electromagnetic radio frequency waves they emit and absorb naturally. Radio Telescopes Radio waves emanating from celestial bodies are receiv...
ultraviolet astronomy(Encyclopedia)ultraviolet astronomy, study of celestial objects by means of the ultraviolet radiation they emit, in the wavelength range from about 90 to about 350 nanometers. Ultraviolet (UV) line spectrum measure...
neutrino astronomy(Encyclopedia)neutrino astronomy, study of stars by means of their emission of neutrinos, fundamental particles that result from nuclear reactions and are emitted by stars along with light. Approximately 100 billio...
infrared astronomy(Encyclopedia)infrared astronomy, study of celestial objects by means of the infrared radiation they emit, in the wavelength range from about 1 micrometer to about 1 millimeter. All objects, from trees and building...
gamma-ray astronomy(Encyclopedia)gamma-ray astronomy, study of astronomical objects by analysis of the most energetic electromagnetic radiation they emit. Gamma rays are shorter in wavelength and hence more energetic than X rays (see...
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