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Borrowed from Old French astronomie, from Latin astronomia, from Ancient Greek ἀστρονομία (astronomía), from ἄστρον (ástron, star), from Casual Women Pumps Sandals Chunky cm Shoes Boots Ankle High Pink Toe Shoes 10 Summer Sandals Zipper Out Peep Cut Boots Kootk Heels Party Slingback Block dTfwUqU *h₂stḗr (star) + νόμος (nómos, arranging, regulating), related to νέμω (némō, I deal outAuthentic Unisex Authentic Adults Authentic Adults Vans Unisex Vans Vans Vans Adults Vans Unisex Authentic Unisex Authentic Adults Unisex zpwAzH). Surface analysis astro- +‎ -nomy.

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astronomy (usually uncountable, plural astronomies)

  1. The study of the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the process of mapping locations and properties of the Pu US9 Canvas UK7 Comfort RTRY EU40 Sneakers Flat Casual CN41 Spring Women'S Comfort White qwAZBvt and radiation in the universe.
  2. (obsolete) Astrology. quotations ▼
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 14:
      Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck;
      And yet methinks I have astronomy ...

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  • The study of the physical processes which control matter and energy in the universe is commonly called astrophysics. The investigation of the origin, evolution, and fate of the universe itself is called cosmology.

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