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# Space & Astronomy

Wolfram|Alpha's extensive coverage of space and astronomy ranges from natural phenomena to manmade technology, covering anything above the Earth's atmosphere. With Wolfram|Alpha, you can do computations with and explore data about physical objects, such as planets, stars and artificial satellites. Wolfram|Alpha also has many different astrophysical formulas related to space and astronomy.

Explore time-dependent events throughout the calendar year.

#### Compute the date and properties of an eclipse:

#### Get information about a meteor shower:

Compute many different astrophysical concepts from stellar luminosity to cosmology.

#### Compute the orbital period of a massive body orbiting another:

#### Compute cosmological properties of the universe:

Examine a wide variety of data about planets outside our solar system.

#### Get information about an exoplanet:

#### Do computations using the properties of exoplanets:

Gain clarity about clouds in space that include both emission and reflection nebulae.

#### Compute the location and get properties of a nebula:

#### Compare nebulae:

Explore the sky with star charts or maps.

#### Generate a star chart:

#### Generate a star chart for a specified location:

Learn about satellites, space probes, space missions and other technologies for exploring space.

#### Get information about a manned space mission:

#### Get information about a satellite:

Explore various formulas for orbital and time‐based dynamics.

#### Compute the orbital period of a massive body orbiting another:

#### Interactively compute the orbital speed of a body:

#### Visualize the relation between the eccentric and true anomaly:

Explore information about galaxies from multiple surveys, including the Messier, NGC and IC catalogs.

#### Compute the location and get properties of a galaxy:

#### Get a property of a galaxy:

Investigate data about invisible astronomical radio sources.

#### Look up objects by name:

#### Look up objects by catalog number:

Learn about astronavigation values to help chart your journey.

#### Find your way by celestial navigation:

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Discover many different static and time-dependent phenomena about the planets, moons, asteroids and comets.

#### Compute the location of a planet on a specified date:

#### Compute the location and other properties of a comet:

Navigate through a wide range of properties for both open and globular star clusters.

#### Compute the location and get properties of a star cluster:

#### Locate a cluster at a specified time:

Delve into a diverse set of concepts, data and computations about stars throughout our galaxy.