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The tags for cosmic microwave background need merging

It seems like there are two tags referring to the cosmic microwave background, cmb and cosmic-microwave-background. Should they be merged?
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Can we merge tags "tno" and "trans-neptunian-object"?

trans-neptunian-object: Questions about objects orbiting the Sun with an average distance greater than that of Neptune. [24 questions] tno: A Trans-Neptunian object is any minor planet in the Solar ...
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Need help with a proper Sunyaev-Zeldovich-effect tag

When posting Why does the first measurements of the thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect from ALMA show a temperature decrease and not an increase at the cluster? I tried to add a Sunyaev-Zeldovich-...
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Question got roomba'd, would it be possible to undelete it?

Just a few moments ago, I realized that one of my questions (Relation between core mass and red giant mass?) got deleted by Community for inactivity. Would it be possible to undelete it so I can place ...
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Difference between resource and reference-request tags?

Resource Recommendations to systematically develop a foundation via Self study in Astrophysics/Astronomy? had the resource (25 questions) tag which I didn't see. Instead I just added the reference-...
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What exactly are the tags [ebinary-star] and [tbinary-star]?

This question was recently edited to include a tag called tbinary-star, while the original binary-star was removed. Another question had its binary-star replaced by a tag called ebinary-star. What ...
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Do we need a tag [agn] or is [active-galaxy] enough?

I was a bit suprised that agn did not exist, and neither does active-galactic-nucleus, and I just created it because a search showed 72 results (as of 2021-04-15). On second thought, it is probably a ...
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Synonym suggestion for [tag:tides]

Currently (as of February 12, 2021), the yet undefined tag tides has only 27 occurences, which compares to the tag tidal-forces with 78 occurences. I suggest, that make tides a synonym of tidal-forces ...
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Is the tag "measurement" a synonym of "observational-astronomy"?

I came across the rather rare (8 occurrences as of February 12, 2021) and yet undefined tag measurement which seems to be a synonym for the ubiquitous (728 times used) tag observational-astronomy. Do ...
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What's the point of the tag "laws-of-physics"?

As mentioned previously, whenever I have time, I am trying to add descriptions to tags which are yet undefined. I came across the laws-of-physics tag which is ...
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Tags "planetary-atmosphere" vs. "atmosphere"?

While looking for tags without any definition (in order to suggest one), I came across the tag planetary-atmosphere vs. ...
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Do we need separate tags for [habitable-zone] and [goldilocks-zone]?

We have separate tags for habitable-zone and goldilocks-zone — does it make sense to keep both of these? Of the two, habitable-zone appears to be used more frequently, although its tag wiki entry does ...
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Do we need both ephemeris and ephemerides tags?

I just noticed that we we have both ephemeris (35 questions) and ephemerides (6 questions) tags. I can't see how the six questions that have ephemerides need it, and I'm guessing that ephemeris is all ...
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When should [early-universe] end?

Do we want it to be equal to the definition at Wikipedia, i.e. ending with cmb? Currently we have questions like these: Will James Webb see Population III stars? Characteristics of the first planets ...
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"MathJax help" link is broken

When the user is asking or editing a question, a "MathJax help" link is present on the right-hand side of the screen. The link is to http://www.math.harvard.edu/texman/ Currently, this only leads to ...
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Duplicate Sagittarius A* tags

We have tags for both sgr-a and sagittarius-a, which should presumably be merged. The actual usage of both of these tags shows they are both actually being applied to questions about Sagittarius A* ...
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Is TESS a sky-survey? Is the tag sufficiently broad for all kinds of surveys?

The sky-survey tag currently has 21 questions after I added it to Any plans for TESS after it finishes northern sky survey? For background, Wikipedia's Astronomical survey says An astronomical ...
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Spectroscopy Spectrometry Spectra and Spectrum tags; is there room for some consolidation?

Here are four related tags and their current question count: spectroscopy (100) (101) spectra (60) spectrum (13) spectrometry (10) Here are three related questions about them: As terms and as ...
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Strange problem creating sunspots tag & should we have a sunspots tag?

As was noted in comments below the question Is the longitude assigned to sunspots spherical or projected? it is impossible to create a sunspots tag. Trying to do so results in the error message: ...
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Is the [ufo] tag on-topic for this site?

Is the [ufo] tag actually on-topic for this site? The help page discourages questions about satellites and notes we are not a UFO-reporting site. Most of the questions tagged with this are of the "...
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What is the difference between the "chemistry" and "astrochemistry" tags?

Both the chemistry and astrochemistry tags have over a dozen questions. However there are only four questions that have both tags, and three of those are mine, probably in anticipation that they ...
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Is there really a use to having separate [time] and [date-time] tags?

I question the need for having separate time and date-time tags. I think those concepts will rarely be distinct in terms of the questions we have here. What do you think? My inclination would be to ...
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Destroy the [science] tag

I think the science tag should be removed, and maybe even blacklisted from the site. The way it is currently used it does not really mean anything, and I don't really see it being that fruitful of a ...
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Should [observation] and [observational-astronomy] be merged?

observation and observational-astronomy seem to more or less mean the same thing. Should these tags be merged? Which name should be favored?
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Interest in looking into adding the YouTube viewer?

Adding a feature to a site requires some investigation into community interest and to use cases. Here's a successful example. In that case the feature was MathJax and the issue was load time and ...
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Should the hubble-telescope and hst tags be merged?

Should hubble-telescope and hst be merged? It looks like I may be the culprit here, I only see three hst questions and they're all mine.
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Merge [photography] and [astrophotography]

We have two very similar tags on the site: photography and astrophotography. According to the excerpts, the first one is for Questions about photography of celest[r]ial objects by amateur ...
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Tag synonyms for the Moon

We have three tags that should be synonyms: moon, the-moon, and lunar. Tags related to the Sun (the-sun and solar) have been marked as synonyms of sun, which is the master tag for this group. In ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

Not sure if this belongs here, but I had an answer with 47 upvotes, and it was just deleted an hour ago with no comment. I lost 470 rep from that. Could someone explain how it broke the rules?
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Is the topic scope too confusing for new users?

Recently, a new user, who I would consider to be a reasonable individual who actually took the time to try to learn the system, complained that the topic scope of the site is too confusing for new ...
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Can we change the tags from sun to Sun and moon to Moon?

A recent question raised a problem with the current tags. When referring to the Sun, our star, capitals should be used. This tag could rarely be misused, but that is not the case for the Moon, which ...
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Shouldn't we fuse "planet" and "planets" tags?

I recently noticed that we have both planet and planets tags. I may be wrong, but aren't both of them used in the same ways? Shouldn't we fuse them or label them as synonyms? I think this is an ...
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Is this a duplicate tag?

Here on page 9 of the tags list, there's a tag named "foundamental-astronomy", which seems to be a duplicate of "fundamental-astronomy". The tag description is the same, and when I click on it, it ...
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Astronomy doesn't show at the top of `Explore our sites`

When logged in into stackoverflow and clicking StackExchange button on the bar( top left ), the sites where I'm a member of show before the search bar and every other site which are listed ...
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Do we have a newsletter?

I went over to the newsletter list to subscribe to our newsletter - a weekly email SE sends you containing recent popular questions, a nice way to keep up on the overall taste of the site: I don't ...
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Is tag "trajectory" necessary?

FYI, I created a new tag, trajectory. I thought I should ask it not if I was too lame to ask before creating, so there wouldn't be too late to delete it in case. Is this tag necessary or is tag orbit ...
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MathJax request

Got to come up sooner or later. MathJax is pretty useful, especially when one needs to include some astrophysics in the answer. Can we have it?
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