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 interferometry

Translation: interférométrie

Definition: The design and use of optical interferometers; uses include precise measurement of wavelength, measurement of very small distances and thicknesses, study of hyperfine structure of spectral lines, precise measurement of indices of refraction and determination of separations of binary stars and diameters of very large stars.

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