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Conjunction (astronomy)

Conjunction (astronomy) Dictionary of astronomy, letter C A planet is said in conjunction with a star when it passes in front of it in the immediate approach. Naturally it is a perspective effect, since the stars are much more distant than the planets of the solar system with respect to the Earth.
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Witch's head Shows in the Universe

This image perfectly illustrates the reason why the Witch Head nebula gets its name. The prominent nose and the protruding chin leave no doubt. Witch's Head is a reflection nebula that is associated with the bright star Rigel. They are found in the constellation Orion, at approximately 1.
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Meteorite

Meteorite Dictionary of astronomy, letter M This name indicates a more or less large fragment of extraterrestrial material, which falls to the ground and is recovered. The luminous phenomenon that gives rise to this body penetrating the atmosphere is called Meteor instead. The total number of meteorites that fall on our planet is estimated at about 500 a year; but of these, 300 end up in the oceans, while a good percentage of those who reach the ground fall into desert areas; Thus, the number of those who meet annually is very low and does not currently exceed ten.
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