Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of magnitude

Translation:
magnitude
Definition:
A measure of the brightness of a star. Apparent magnitude is a measure of its brightness as seen from Earth; whereas absolute magnitude is a measure of its actual (ie, intrinsic) brightness.
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