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Astrophotography is a specialized type of photography that entails making photographs of astronomical objects in the sky such as the Moon, Sun, planets, stars, and deep sky objects such as star clusters and galaxies.
Deep sky or Deep Sky Object (DSO, for short), which differs from deep space, is a term used by amateur astronomers to describe mostly faint astronomical objects outside the solar system, such as star clusters, nebulae or galaxies. These objects are hundreds to billions of light-years distant from Earth.
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Space exploration is the use of astronomy and space technology to explore outer space. Physical exploration of space is conducted both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft.
The Sun and those celestial objects bound to it by gravity. These objects are the eight planets and their 166 known moons; four dwarf planets and their four known moons; and billions of small bodies, including asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, comets, meteoroids, and interplanetary dust.
Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, and astrological practices of pre-history: vestiges of these are still found in astrology, a discipline long interwoven with public and governmental astronomy, and not completely disentangled from it until a few centuries ago in the Western World (see astrology and astronomy).