Terrestrial vs Astronomical

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Kobie
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Terrestrial vs Astronomical

Post by Kobie » 19 Apr 2016 21:54

What do we mean by "terrestrial" and "astronomical?"

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Re: Terrestrial vs Astronomical

Post by Administrator » 19 Apr 2016 21:59

We call objects associated with the planet Earth "terrestrial." This includes birds, whales, people, ships, landscapes and butterflies. We regard space objects beyond Earth's atmosphere as "astronomical." Examples include the Moon, planets, comets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and the Sun.

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