Solar System and Beyond Flashcards


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Star

a large object in space that is made of gas and produces its own light

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Asteroid

an object that is found in the solar system, orbits the Sun, and is much smaller than a planet

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Moon

a natural object that orbits a planet

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Planet

a large body in space that orbits a star and does not produce its own light

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Revolution

the motion of one object around another object

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Comet

an object made of rock, ice, dust, and gas that revolves around the Sun

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Rotation

the turning of an object on its axis

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Solar System

a system of planets and other bodies that orbits a star

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Dwarf planet

a nearly round body, slightly smaller than a planet, whose orbit crosses the orbit of another body

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Astronomy

the study of objects in space and their properties

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Universe

everything that exists, including galaxies and everything in them

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Galaxy

a group of billions of stars, objects that orbit those stars, gas, and dust

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Moon phase

one of the shapes the moon seems to have as it orbits Earth

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Constellation

a pattern of star that forms an imaginary picture or design in the sky