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astronaut

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Religion.

ˈæstrǝˌnôt

n. a person who is trained to travel in a spacecraft.

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crescent

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The phase of a Moon or inferior planet when it is less than half illuminated as seen by the observer.

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Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī

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(1201–74)

Arabscholar, born in modern Iran. In 1259 he persuaded the Mongol ruler Hūlāgū to build an observatory at Marāgha in Persia equipped with large quadrants. From...

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