Category:Astronomical events

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An astronomical event is a term used to describe any number of occurrences of note in the field of astronomy. Astronomical events can include eclipses/occultations of the sun or moon, as well as much more distant phenomena. These include novae and supernovae--explosions of massive distant stars--as well as gamma-ray bursts, which are the brightest known events to occur in the universe today. The first astronomical events recorded were seen with the naked eye. These included eclipses as well as supernovae, the earliest of which were recorded in the 11th century. With the advent of telescopes and radio technology, more subtle and distant events are being detected today.


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