There are so many astronomical objects out there behaving in mysterious ways that astronomers are still trying to figure out. A brand new set of words and language has to be invented every time something is discovered and that is part of what makes the study of space so interesting. There’s so much out there that is waiting to be found.
The use of mythological and ancient names to name all the objects that are in space has also always given astronomy an air of mystery and wonder that attracts all kinds of people and incentivizes them to look at the sky every night.
There are so many space-related words and terms that it is hard to keep up.
This is why below, we have compiled a list of space words that start with U so you can learn more about the study of the universe. These are words that are related to astronomy and space, if what you are looking for is specifically for name ideas or the names of objects, check out our lists of star names, planets, or constellations. You will also find those sorted by letter.
|Regions of space that are extremely distant and difficult to observe due to their vast distance.
|A type of star with very low surface temperatures, cooler than M-type dwarfs.
|Ultrafaint Dwarf Galaxy
|A type of faint and small galaxy that is low in luminosity and stellar content.
|Electromagnetic radiation beyond violet light; shorter wavelengths than visible light.
|The study of the interaction between ultraviolet light and matter to analyze properties of celestial objects.
|A space probe launched to study the Sun’s polar regions and solar wind.
|The central, darkest part of a shadow during an eclipse.
|A moon of Uranus, known for its heavily cratered surface and ice-covered terrain.
|All of space, time, matter, and energy in existence.
|Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
|A type of spacecraft or aircraft that is operated without a human pilot on board.
|A star in a state of rapid change or evolution, often leading to a supernova explosion.
|The higher regions of a planet’s atmosphere, extending above the lower layers.
|Seventh planet in our solar system, characterized by its unique tilt and blue-green color.
|A prominent constellation known as the “Great Bear” or “Big Dipper.”
|A constellation known as the “Little Bear” or “Little Dipper.”
|A meteor shower associated with the debris left by comet 8P/Tuttle.
|A small lunar crater located near the southwestern limb of the Moon.
|A large plain on Mars located within the Utopia quadrangle, potential landing site for future missions.
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