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Q. What is the difference between an astronomer and an astronaut?
In Engineering and Science - Asked by Rajat Malhotra - 1 answers
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Astronauts travel into space. They have at least a 4-year degree in the sciences or engineering. It's very, very difficult to get chosen to be an astronaut. Astronomers have a PhD (8-12 years of college) in astronomy or physics and work for colleges and universities, national labs and observatories, and NASA. They study space. There aren't very many astronomers, but there are many more astronomers than astronauts. A very small number of astronomers will also be astronauts.

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