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What is the difference between Astrophysics and Astronomy?

What is the difference between Astrophysics and Astronomy?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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M. Porter

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M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose

Answered Nov 27, 2018

Astronomy is the study of items and things in the earth’s atmosphere. Scientists in astronomy study their properties that are physical or chemical. Astrophysics is the science that is part of astronomy but it is more specific in nature. It is the part of astronomy that looks at the behavior and actions of the items that float in space and the unknown items that float in space. Astrophysicists gather information about these objects in space and analyzes them. When they gather the...Read More
 

Danny R. Glover

Danny R. Glover, Editor, New York City

Answered Jun 25, 2018

Astrophysics is related to Astronomy and the two areas of study are usually found within the same department in universities. Astronomy studies the stars, planets, comets, gas, galaxies, gas, dust and other non-Earthly bodies and phenomena. Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy that studies the physical or chemical properties of celestial bodies. Using laws of physics and chemistry it seeks to understand the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other object...Read More
 

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