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Descriptor English: Astronomy
Descriptor Spanish: Astronomía
Descriptor Portuguese: Astronomia
Descriptor French: Astronomie
Tree number(s): H01.671.065
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001256
Scope note: The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
Annotation: the discipline (education, history, etc) only; use ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA or specifics treed under it for properties and processes of matter in outer space (stars, planets, comets etc)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
DeCS ID: 1264
Unique ID: D001256
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Astronomy - Preferred
Concept UI M0001893
Scope note The science concerned with celestial bodies and the observation and interpretation of the radiation received in the vicinity of the earth from the component parts of the universe (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
Preferred term Astronomy



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