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Any of numerous small celestial bodies that revolve around the sun with orbits chiefly between Mars and Jupiter.

Asteroid

2

A scientist who specializes in the study of the universe beyond Earth.

Astronomer

3

Of or pertaining to the sky or the heavens.

Celestial

4

To come together with direct impact

Collide

5

Of pertaining to, or having the shape of a plane curve

Elliptical

6

Originating, located, or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere.

Extraterrestrial

7

An undeveloped area or field for discovery or research.

Frontier

8

A large-scale group of stars, has, and dust, having one of a group of more or less definite overall structures.

Galaxy

9

To move downward or in response to the force of gravity.

Gravitate

10

Of, involving, caused by, or affecting the moon.

Lunar

11

The remains of a celestial body that survives passage through the atmosphere and reaches Earths surface.

Meteorite

12

A building designed and equipped for making astronomical observations.

Observatory

13

The circular motion of an object around a specified axis.

Rotation

14

Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from the sun.

Solar

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Great in area or extent; great in number, size, or quantity.

Vast