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- Everything that is located outside the atmosphere of Earth is called Space.
- Astronomical objects or astronomical bodies include asteroids, moons, planets and the stars. Multiple objects include star clusters, nebulae or entire galaxies.
- Additional bodies in outer space include comets and meteors.
- The people who travel above an altitude of 50 miles (80 km) is known as astronauts.
- There is an Outer Space Treaty passed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1963 and has been signed by many nations and states which states that outer space is free for all nation states to explore and is not subject to claims of national sovereignty. It also prohibits the deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space.
- Geo-space is the region of outer space near the Earth.
- Inter-planetary space is the area around the Sun and planets of the Solar System.
- Inter-stellar space is the physical space within a galaxy not occupied by stars or their planetary systems.
- Inter-galactic space is the physical space between galaxies.
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