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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





2 articles for "Interlunar"

Interstellar Extinction [Astro*Index]

(Also known as interstellar reddening)

The light of faraway celestial objects dimming because of interstellar dust. The amount of interstellar extinction is inversely proportional to wavelength. Thus the shorter wavelengths (blue), are affected more than the longer (red).

See also:
♦ Wave Length
Interstellar Gas and Dust [Astro*Index]

The material that exists between stars, within the Milky Way, or in other galaxies, found primarily in the plane of the galactic equator.

See also:
♦ Milky Way ♦ Galactic


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