Last updated: January-10-06

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The Lexicon and Glossary of Terms in LEVEL 5 is a compilation and modern updating of astronomical terms culled from the published literature. It is designed to cover all of astronomy, including particle physics and some statistics; in this sense the Glossary is a slight departure from the extragalactic focus of the rest of the knowledge base.

It is expected that the Glossary will eventually serve as one of many entry points into the major holdings of LEVEL5. As a first step toward that goal a growing number of terms have "Essay" buttons associated with them (see the entries for `Seyfert Galaxy' or `Baldwin Effect', for examples). Branching to these portions of LEVEL 5 will provide the user with more expanded and deeper technical discussions of a term or topic, usually linked directly to the primary literature, and containing equations and/or graphics and additional links within LEVEL5 to full review articles, etc, as appropriate.

Below is a listing of various sources that were consulted in building the LEVEL5 Glossary.

Barry F. Madore
Pasadena
August 14, 2002


The references cited throughout the LEVEL5 Glossary come from the list below.

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