Outline of space science

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to space science:

A laser-guided observation of the Milky Way Galaxy at the Paranal Observatory in Chile in 2010

Space science encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that involve space exploration and study natural phenomena and physical bodies occurring in outer space, such as space medicine and astrobiology.[1][2]

The following outline is an overview of and topical guide to space science:

Branches of Space sciencesEdit

AstronomyEdit

See Outline of astronomy
 
The diversity found in the different types and scales of astronomical objects make the field of study increasingly specialized.
 
A proposed timeline of the origin of space, from physical cosmology

See astronomical object for a list of specific types of entities which scientists study. See Earth's location in the universe for an orientation.

AstronauticsEdit

Astronautics – science and engineering of spacefaring and spaceflight, a subset of Aerospace engineering (which includes atmospheric flight)

Space-related interdisciplinary fieldsEdit

  • Astrobiology
  • Astrobotany
  • Astrochemistry or cosmochemistry
  • Cosmology
  • Planetary science – overlaps with Earth science
  • Micro-g environment research
  • Forensic astronomy
  • Space archaeology – the study of human artifacts in outer space
  • Space medicine
  • Space architecture
  • Archaeoastronomy – the history of human understanding of the universe
  • Astroanthropology

See alsoEdit

 
Astronaut Piers Sellers during the third spacewalk of STS-121, a demonstration of orbiter heat shield repair techniques

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Space science – Define Space science", Dictionary.com
  2. ^ "Space science – Definition of space science", Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia

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