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L series (Japanese rockets)
L1551 (IR5)
L5 Society
La Silla Observatory
La Superba (Y Canum Venaticorum)
LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
labradorite
Lacaille, Abbé Nicolas Louis de (1713–1762)
Lacaille 9352
laccolith
LACE (Low-power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment)
Lacerta (constellation)
Lacertilia
lacquer
lacrimal apparatus
lacrimal gland
Lacrosse
lactase
lactase deficiency
lactation
lacteal
lactic acid
lactose
laevorotatory
Lageos (Laser Geodynamics Satellite)
Lagomorpha
lagoon
Lagoon Nebula (M8, NGC 6523)
Lagrange, Joseph Louis de (1736–1813)
Lagrangian orbit
Lagrangian points
lahar
L'Aigle meteorite shower
Laika
Laing-Garrington effect
lake
Lake Vida
Lake Vostok
Lalande 21185
Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de (1732–1807)
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet (1744–1829)
Lamb, Willis Eugene, Jr. (1913–2008)
Lambda Bootis star
lambda calculus
Lambda Eridani star
Lambert, Johann Heinrich (1728–1777)
lambert
Lamé curve
laminar flow
laminate
lamination
land bridge
Land, Edwin Herbert (1909–1991)
Landau, Lev Davidovich (1908–1968)
Landsat
Landsteiner, Karl (1868–1943)
Langevin, Samuel Paul (1872–1946)
Langley, Samuel Pierpont (1834–1906)
Langley Research Center
Langley's adventitious angles
Langmuir, Irving (1881–1957)
Langton's ant
lanolin
lanthanide
lanthanum
laparoscopy
lapilli
lapis lazuli
Laplace, Pierre Simon, Marquis de (1749–1827)
Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)
Large Hadron Collider
large intestine
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)
large numbers
Large Southern Array (LSA)
large-scale structure
largest Kuiper Belt objects
Larissa
Larmor precession
larva
laryngeal nerve
laryngitis
larynx
larynx, cartilages of
larynx, intrinsic muscles
larynx, nerves and vessels
larynx, sinus and saccule
laser
laser propulsion
laser surgery
Lassell, William (1799–1880)
Lasswitz, Kurd (1848–1910)
Last and First Men
late heavy bombardment
latent heat
lateral
lateral line
lateral meristem
laterite
late-type galaxy
late-type star
Latin square
latissimus dorsi
latitude
latitude variation
lattice
lattice path
lattice point
lattice theory
latus rectum
laudanum
Laue, Max Theodor Felix von (1879–1960)
launch
launch control center
launch pad
LAUNCH SITES
launch support and hold-down arm
launch umbilical tower
launch vehicle
launch window
launcher deflector
LauncherOne
Laurasia
lava
lava delta
lava flow
lava fountain
lava lake
lava tube
Laveran, Charles Louis Alphonse (1845-1922)
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent (1743–1794)
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando (1901–1958)
lawrencium
law of mass action
laws of reflection
laxative
lazurite
LBT
LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite)
LDEF (Long Duration Exposure Facility)
L-dopa
Le Chatelier's principle
Le Gentil, Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean Baptiste (1725–1792)
Le Prieur, Yves Paul Gaston (1885–1963)
Le Verrier, Urbain Jean Joseph (1811–1877)
leaching
lead (Pb)
lead poisoning
lead-chamber process
leading hemisphere
leaf
leaf primordium
league
Leakey, Louis Seymour Bazett (1903–1972)
Leakey, Richard Erskine Frere (1944–)
leap second
leap year
Leasat (Leased Satellite)
least common multiple
least squares
least upper bound
Leavitt, Henrietta Swan (1868–1921)
Lebedev, Valentin V. (1942–)
Lebesgue, Henri Leon (1875–1941)
Leblanc, Nicolas (1742–1806)
Lebombo bone
Leclanché cell
Leda
Lederberg, Joshua (1925–2008)
Lee, Tsung Dao (1926–)
Leeuwenhoek, Anton van (1632–1723)
left gastric artery
leg
Legendre, Adrien Marie (1752–1833)
legionnaire's disease
legume
leguminous plant
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646–1716)
Leibniz harmonic triangle
Leinster, Murray (1896–1975)
leishmaniasis
Leloir, Luis Federico (1906–1997)
Lem, Stanislaw (1921–2006)
Lemaître, Georges Édouard (1894–1966)
lemma
lemniscate of Bernoulli
Lemonnier, Pierre Charles (1715–1799)
Lenard, Philipp Eduard Anton (1862–1947)
length
Lenoir, Jean Joseph Étienne (1822–1900)
lens
lens (eye)
Lense-Thiring effect
lenticel
lenticular galaxy
Lenz's law
LEO (low Earth orbit)
Leo (constellation)
Leo I
Leo II
Leo III
Leo Minor (constellation)
Leonard Euler Telescope
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)
Leonids
Leonov, Alexei Archipovich (1934–)
Lepospondyla
leprosy
lepton
lepton flavor violation
Lepus (constellation)
LES (Lincoln Experimental Satellite)
lesion
leucine
Leucippus
leucite
leucoplast
leukemia
leukemia treatment
leukocyte
Leurechon, Jean (c.1591–1670)
Leuschner Observatory
levator scapulae
levatores costarum
leveled thrust
lever
Levin, Gilbert (1925–)
Levin's hypothesis, about the active nature of the martian soil
Leyden jar
levée
Levy, David H. (1948–)
Lewis, C(live) S(taples) (1898–1963)
Lewis, Gilbert Newton (1875–1946)
Lewis and Clark
Lewis Research Center
Lexell, Comet (D/1770 L1)
Ley, Willy (1906–1969)
Lhote, Henri (1903–1991)
Liais, Emmanuel (1826–1900)
liana
Liar paradox
Libby, Willard Frank (1908–1980)
Libra (constellation)
libration
lichen
Lick Observatory
lidar (light detection and ranging)
Lie, Marius Sophus (1842–1899)
Lie algebra
Lie group
Liebig, Justus von (1803–1873)
Life, article on UFOs (1952)
life, classification
life, detection
life, extraterrestrial
life, in space
life, nature
life, origin
life, variety
Life, Conway's Game of
Life Finder
life cycle
life support
life zone
lifetime, of extraterrestrial civilizations
lift
lift-drag ratio
lifting-body
liftoff
ligament
ligamentum nuchae
ligand
ligase
light
light barrier
light cone
light curve
light echo
light element
light flash phenomenon
light pollution
light pressure
light time
lighthouse
lightning
lightning rod
light-year (ly)
lignin
lignite
Lilienthal, Otto (1848–1896)
Lilly, John Cunningham (1915–2001)
limaçon of Pascal
limb (anatomy)
limb (astronomy)
limb correction
limb darkening
limbic system
lime water
limestone
limit (mathematics)
limit load
limit pressure
limiting magnitude
limonite
limping triangle
limu
LINCOS
Lindblad, Bertil (1895–1965)
Lingbergh, Charles Augustus (1902–1974)
Lindsay, David (1878-1945)
Lindsay-Shapley Ring (AM0644-741)
line
line blanketing
line broadening
line displacement
line integral
line of nodes
line profile
line ratio
line spectrum
line width
lineament
linear (mathematics)
LINEAR (Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research) program
LINEAR, Comet (C/1999 S4)
linear accelerator
linear algebra
linear energy transfer
linear expansion
linear group
linear motor
linear programming
linear system
linen
LINER (low-ionization nuclear emission-line region)
lingual artery
linkage
Linnaeus, Carolus (1707–1778)
linseed oil
Liouville number
lip
lipase
lipid
lipid bilayer
Lipmann, Fritz Albert (1899–1986)
lipofuscin
Lippershey, Hans (c.1570–c.1619)
Lippincott, Sarah Lee (1920–)
Lippisch Ente
Lippmann, Gabriel (1845–1921)
LiPS (Living Plume Shield)
liquefaction of gases
liquid
liquid crystal
liquid crystal display (LCD)
liquid hydrogen
liquid oxygen (LOX)
liquid propellant
liquid-air cycle engine
liquid-fueled rocket
liquid-propellant rocket engine
liquids, expansion of
LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna)
Lissajous figure
Lissajous orbit
Listeners, The
Lister, Joseph (1827–1912)
liter (l)
lithium (Li) and the "lithium problem"
lithium depletion boundary
lithium hydroxide
lithium-rich star
lithopanspermia
lithosphere
lithotrophs
litmus
Little Dipper
Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76, NGC 650 and 651)
Little Gem Annular Nebula (NGC 6818)
"little green men"
Little Joe
little LEO
littoral cone
littoral fauna
littoral zone
Littrow, Joseph Johann von (1781–1840)
lituus
liver
liver cancer
liver cancer treatment
liverwort
LMC
load
load factor
loader
loading
Lobachevsky, Nikolai Ivanovich (1793–1856)
lobe
local area network (LAN)
Local Bubble
Local Group
local horizon
local hour angle (LHA)
Local Interstellar Cloud (LIC)
local standard of rest
Local Supercluster
local time
local vertical
localized solution
Loch Ness monster
Locke, John (1632–1704)
Locke, Richard Adams (1800–1871)
Lockheed Martin
Lockman Hole
locks and keys
Lockyer, (Joseph) Norman (1836–1920)
locomotion
locomotive
loculus or Archimedes
locus
lode
Lodge, Oliver Joseph (1851–1940)
lodranite
Loeb, Jacques (1859–1924)
loess
Loewi, Otto (1873–1961)
Löffler, Friedrich August Johannes (1852–1915)
logarithm
logarithmic spiral
logic
LOGIC
logic circuit
logical depth
logical operation
logical positivism
Lo'ihi Underwater Volcanic Vent Mission Probe
Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilievich (1711–1765)
lone pair
Long, Crawford Williamson (1815–1878)
long bone
Long March
long QT syndrome
longissimus capitis
longitude
longitude at the epoch
longitude of perihelion
longitude of the ascending node
longitudinal axis
longitudinal wave
long-period comet
long-period variable
longshore drift
Longshot, Project
loom
loop
loop prominence
LORAN
Lorenz, Edward Norton (1917–2008)
Lorenz, Konrad (1903–1989)
Lorenz system
Lorentz, Henrik Antoon (1853–1928)
Lorentz contraction
Lorentz force turning
Lorentz transformation
"Los Angeles Air Raid"
Losat-X (Low Altitude Satellite Experiment)
Lost City meteorite
Lost In Space
lost languages
loudspeaker
louse
Lousma, Jack Robert (1936–)
Lovejoy, Arthur Onck (1873–1962)
Lovelace, William Randolph, II (1907–1965)
Lovell, (Alfred Charles) Bernard (1913–2012)
Lovell, James Arthur, Jr. (1928–)
Lovell Telescope
Lovelock, James E. (1919–)
Low, Archibald Montgomery (1888–1956)
low Earth orbit (LEO)
low surface brightness galaxy
Lowell, Percival (1855–1916)
Lowell Observatory
lower back pain
lower transit
lowest common multiple
low-gain antenna
low-velocity star
loxodrome
Loyd, Sam (1841-1911)
lozenge
LSA
LSAT
LSD
L-system
Lubbock Lights
Lucas, (François) Edouard (Anatole) (1842–1891)
Lucas sequences
Luch
Lucian of Samosata (AD c.120–180)
Lucid, Shannon Matilda Wells (1943–)
luciferin
lucite
Lucky 13
lucky number
Lucretius (c.99–55 BC)
Ludolph's number
Ludwig, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm (1816–1895)
lumbar fascia
lumbar puncture
lumbar vertebra
lumen (lm)
Lumière, Louis (1864–1948)
luminance
luminosity
luminescence
luminosity class
luminosity function
luminous flux
luminous intensity
luminous mass
Lump Star (NGC 2023)
Luna
Lunan, Duncan (Alasdair) (1945–)
lunar eclipse
Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV)
Lunar Orbiter
lunar parallax
lunar phases
lunar polarization
Lunar Prospector
Lunar Receiving Laboratory
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)
Lunar Society of Birmingham
Lunar-A
lunarian
lunar-orbit rendezvous (LOR)
lunation
Lundin, Bruce T. (1919–2006)
lune
lung cancer
lung cancer treatment
lung function tests
lung transplant
lung ventilation-perfusion scan
lungfish
lungs
Lunik
Lunine, Jonathan I.
lunisolar
Lunney, Glynn S. (1936–)
Lunokhod
lupus
Lupus (constellation)
Luria, Salvador Edward (1912–1991)
luteinizing hormone
lutetium
lux (lx)
Luyten, Willem Jacob (1899–1994)
Luyten 726-8 (UV Ceti)
Luyten 789-6
Lyapunov fractal
Lyapunov orbit
Lycopodiophyta
lye
Lyman series
Lyman-alpha
Lyman-alpha forest
Lyell, Charles (1797–1875)
lymph
lymph node
lymph vessel
lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAMS)
lymphatic organ
lymphatic system
lymphocyte
lymphocytopenia
lymphoma
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Lynen, Feodor Felix Konrad (1911–1979)
Lynx (constellation)
Lyra (constellation)
lysis
Lysithea
lysosome
lysozyme