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General Astronomy

General Astronomy

Astronomy is the scientific study of the universe as a whole, and of celestial bodies and the underlying physics governing those bodies. This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.

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