Astronomical acronyms

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At the 2012 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU; the international body for professional astronomy), the organising committee of IAU Commission 5 (Data and Information) requested the creation of a list of Astronomical Acronyms on Wikipedia. This list of acronyms and initials is not definitive but reflects current usage amongst professional astronomers.

List of Acronyms[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

C[edit]

D[edit]

  • DM dark matter – the unidentified non-baryonic matter responsible for 80% of matter in the Universe.

E[edit]

F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

N[edit]

P[edit]

S[edit]

T[edit]

U[edit]

V[edit]

W[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The CANGAROO Project" The University of Adelaide. Retrieved 17 September 2011.