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Outline of space science

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

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

Space science – study of everything in outer space.[1] This has sometimes been called astronomy, but recently astronomy has come to be regarded as a division of broader space science, which has grown to include other related fields,[2] such as studying issues related to space travel and space exploration (including space medicine), space archaeology[3] and science performed in outer space (see space research).


  • Branches of space science 1
    • Astronomy 1.1
    • Astronautics 1.2
    • Related interdisciplinary fields 1.3
    • By approach 1.4
  • General space-related concepts 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Branches of space science

One proposed timeline of the origin of space, from physical cosmology.




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

Related interdisciplinary fields

A simulated-color map of the surface of Venus as measured by synthetic aperture radar on the Magellan probe.
The Helix Nebula, NGC7293.
Comet Tempel 1 67 seconds after colliding with the Deep Impact probe.

By approach

General space-related concepts

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

See also

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


  1. ^ space science - definition of space science by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia
  2. ^ National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) - NASA Science
  3. ^ Space science | Define Space science at

External links

  • Institute of Space Technology, Pakistan
  • Space Sciences @ NASA
  • Space Sciences @ ESA
  • Space Sciences Institute
  • Space Science & Technology, (Persian) an Iranian nongovernmental group who writes scientific articles about Space Science & Technology
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