A laser-guided observation of the Milky Way Galaxy at the Paranal Observatory in Chile in 2010
A laser-guided observation of the Milky Way Galaxy at the Paranal Observatory in Chile in 2010

The following outline is provided as an overview and topical guide to space science:

Space science encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that involve space exploration and study natural phenomena and physical bodies occurring in outer space, such as space medicine and astrobiology.[1][2]

Branches of space sciences

Astronomy

Main article: Astronomy

See also: Outline of astronomy

The diversity found in the different types and scales of astronomical objects make the field of study increasingly specialized.
The diversity found in the different types and scales of astronomical objects make the field of study increasingly specialized.
A proposed timeline of the origin of space, from physical cosmology
A proposed timeline of the origin of space, from physical cosmology

See astronomical object for a list of specific types of entities which scientists study. See Earth's location in the universe for an orientation.

Astronautics

Main article: Astronautics

Further information: Aerospace engineering

See also: Outline of aerospace

Astronaut Piers Sellers during the third spacewalk of STS-121, a demonstration of orbiter heat shield repair techniques
Astronaut Piers Sellers during the third spacewalk of STS-121, a demonstration of orbiter heat shield repair techniques

The science and engineering of spacefaring and spaceflight, a subset of Aerospace engineering (which includes atmospheric flight)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Space science – Define Space science", Dictionary.com
  2. ^ "Space science – Definition of space science", Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia
  3. ^ "astrophysics". Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  4. ^ "Space Biology Program | Science Mission Directorate".
  5. ^ "Space chemistry | Science & Technology in Action".